Cherry Blossom: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Cherry Blossom".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Cherry Blossom (MC75.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
88.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
53 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 65
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.414 T/L = 0.414
P/W = 0.408 C/W = 0.229
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.657
P/H = 0.621 C/H = 0.349
Vol./W^3 = 0.227
Addition # 7 - This is straight forward to cut and has a very nice look. I like the petal like crown. This makes very pretty earrings. Cut it in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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