Spin ' in Around 2: Faceting Design Diagram


Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Spin'in Around".

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Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)

Spin ' in Around 2 (GNETR.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
87.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
81 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 89
8-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.547 T/L = 0.547
P/W = 0.382 C/W = 0.150
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.552
P/H = 0.692 C/H = 0.272
Vol./W^3 = 0.180

Gram Book 1 - Be very careful cutting C4, once you cut the first facet on the tier, you will not have any more meets, so make sure that all of the facets are the same size so they meet the table. Light to medium material, 1- 6cts. Works in man made Sapphire and Spinel. Cut in refractive indexes 1.73 to 2.14 with no changes. In 2.14 there is a lot of dispersion...


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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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