Whoa Squared: 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 "Whoa Squared"


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Whoa Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design

Whoa Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design

Whoa Squared (SUN33.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
84.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
23 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 31
2-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.878 T/L = 0.878 P/W = 0.467
C/W = 0.139 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.626 P/H = 0.746 C/H = 0.222 Vol./W^3 = 0.313



Addition # 11 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is more difficult to cut than it may look. The crown will take some tweaking to get right. This is designed for small color spots and medium saturation. Note: The crown breaks can be cut short then the steps cut and re-cut the breaks to meet.

Whoa Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design

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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