Vanguard: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips,details and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Vanguard"
Sunstone (Feldspar, Bytonite, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Orthoclase)
By Jeff R. Graham
83.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
16 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 20
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.165
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.635 P/H = 0.709 C/H = 0.259 Vol./W^3 = 0.258
Addition # 11 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is easy, fast to cut, and designed for earrings and thin rough. It will work in color or light shiller. Large sized stones work best and I would suggest 8mm and up.
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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