Huynh - Pillow 1.25

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Pillow 1.25 - Michiko Huynh

This rectangular cushion design is a good practice for a barion cut. Pay attention to the facets H and I, when you cut. They cut very quick and tend to be over-cut.

About barion

A barion is a group of facets that looks like a crescentic moon and is located under the girdle. Barions may be used in deep pavilions in ovals, cushions, shields etc. They help avoiding overly steep pavilion angles and make cutting easier by allowing a cutter to start with the same angles.

Click on this link to download the gemcad file: File:Pillow.gem

Click on this link to download the pdf file: File:Pillow 1.pdf

This design works for most of gem materials. For garnet, however, I suggest you to use this shallower version.File:Pillow.pdf

Michiko Huynh Photo

Rhodolite showing the barions