Swiss Square: Faceting Design Diagram
Helpful tips, details and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Swiss Square"
Swiss Square (CHECK30.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
81.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
45 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 53
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.392 T/L = 0.392
P/W = 0.529 C/W = 0.164
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.713
P/H = 0.742 C/H = 0.230
Vol./W^3 = 0.330
Addition # 6 - This can be cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 (88.6%) with no changes. I like this in Zircon… Notice it is quite deep, it works well in light colored material.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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