Drop Zone: 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 "Drop Zone".0
Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)
Drop Zone (MC48.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
83.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
37 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 49
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.244 T/L = 0.244
P/W = 0.406 C/W = 0.215
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.641
P/H = 0.633 C/H = 0.336
Vol./W^3 = 0.230
Addition # 7 - The corners are made to float in so that this design can be cut in different sizes. Cut until it looks about right, the "X" can vary in size. This is great for Garnets.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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