Blue Daisy: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Blue Daisy".


Topaz (Swiss, Electric, London Blue, Imperial, White, Yellow, Pink, Champange)

Blue Daisy (TOPAZ4.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
83.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
97 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 105
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.483 T/L = 0.483
P/W = 0.438 C/W = 0.184
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.643
P/H = 0.682 C/H = 0.287
Vol./W^3 = 0.233

Gram Book 1 - This design is very different, but it cuts easy once you get going. It is a mixed cut and the steps on the top and bottom should be the same. I like this cut in blue material, 1-12cts. Cut in refractive index 1.62 to 2.14 (91%) with no changes.

Random - Cosine - ISO

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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