Daisy Bud: 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 "Daisy Bud"


Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Daisy Bud (MIR23.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
92.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
48 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 60
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.200
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.654
P/H = 0.664 C/H = 0.305
Vol./W^3 = 0.263

Addition # 9 - Note: The corners are designed to be variable to fit a piece of rough. Generally cut the corners to look like the diagram. This is an excellent cut in almost any material. On a large stone a table can be cut at C6. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is nice in Garnet like Mombo and Rhodolite.

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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