by Jón Olaf Svane
Faceters all over the world, especially the amateurs, are
constantly making new designs to improve their hobby. To some
designing is what they do, others cut gems. Very few are
consequent in doing both. And even rarely is seen a cutter, who
designs a cut then cuts it, and then releases it.
With the upcome of the new Windows version of the "CAD" design program GEMCAD, making new designs has become easy. Only problem left is to identify, if the "new" design really is new. Best source for this kind of info is DataVue2, a database of more than 4000 gem designs.
Design files are available in various formats:
|File prefix||Used with||Download from|
.ASC may also bee edited in any plain text editor like Notepad or Wordpad, and afterwards used in GemCad.
|Check Robert Strickland's GemCAD|
|to be viewed with AdobeAcrobatReader® or your browser if it supports PDF.||AdobeAcrobateReader® acroread|
|to be viewed in any pictureviewer like IrfanView, Microsoft Photo Editor, PhotoShop or whichever you have available.||IrfanView|
Links to other facetors Faceting Design Pages
Following is my own designs. I list them here by name only, but via my index, you may find them from various other criteria.
|Name||.PDF file||Web file||.GEM file||Picture|
|Domed Hexagonal Barion||DoHeBaDi|
|Dråbe på sned - Skewed drop||SkewedDrop||SkewedDrop|
|Heptagonal Star 120 index||120HeptStar||120HeptStar|
|Jon's Wheel #2 Wagon Wheel with pavillon turned 1/8 to the crown as suggested by Walt Heitland.||JonWheel2||JonWheel2|
|Portuguese Barion, I doubt this is really a barion, but the idea is the same.
I did this only to se if I could.
The sawtooth girdle will disappear, if you cut very close to the critical angle.
|Saksisk slib - Saxon cut||SaxCut|
Århus d. 10.12.2007