Straight Sides: 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 "Straight Sides".
Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)
Straight Sides (GNETP30A.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
80% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
45 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 55
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.330 T/W = 0.959 T/L = 0.721
P/W = 0.414 C/W = 0.145
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.579
P/H = 0.715 C/H = 0.250
Vol./W^3 = 0.310
Gram Book 1 - This design cuts fast and mid-easy for an oval. The P7-P9 can be cut in another order if you want. It has nice flash and is good for darker material, 1-8cts. Works in man-made Sapphire and Spinel.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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