Simply Simple: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Simply Simple"


Peridot (Olivine, Green, apple green to yellow green)

Simply Simple (PDOT4.JRG) Tourmaline cut by Tony Carson
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
89.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.67
20 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 24
4-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.415 C/W = 0.159
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.595
P/H = 0.698 C/H = 0.268
Vol./W^3 = 0.235

Addition # 2 - A nice quick no-brain required to cut design. This works very well for thin pieces of material. As the stone gets larger a table is a good idea, cut to meet C2, C3. I have a lot of Peridot that seems to come out of the ground in layers, this design works well for that shape. I use this in pendants and earrings, 1/2-4cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.67 to 2.14 (89.3%) with no changes.


Random - Cosine - ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Jeff R. Graham

The late Jeff Graham was a prolific faceter, creator of many original faceting designs, and the author of several highly-regarded instructional faceting books such as Gram Faceting Designs.

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