Wit: 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 "Wit".


Sunstone (Feldspar, Bytonite, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Orthoclase)

Wit Jeff Graham Facet Design

Wit Jeff Graham Facet Design

Wit (SUN10.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
80.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
49 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 61
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.514 T/L = 0.514 P/W = 0.466
C/W = 0.202 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.688 P/H = 0.678 C/H = 0.293 Vol./W^3 = 0.295




Addition # 11 - Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. The C1,C2 steps on the crown can be omitted for thin rough. This is designed for light to medium color and is a reflector, which will help get more light into the stone and prevent color mixing. Note: The P3(G) girdle facets just float, cut them as close as you can to the diagram. They are not critical.

Wit 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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