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
Copyright 2002
88.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
53 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 65
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
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

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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