Flower "T": Faceting Design Diagram


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

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Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)

Flower "T" (GNETR6.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1998
80% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
58 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 64
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.073 T/W = 0.523 T/L = 0.487
P/W = 0.455 C/W = 0.255
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.730
P/H = 0.624 C/H = 0.349
Vol./W^3 = 0.257

Addition # 3 - This is a little hard to cut because of all of the tiers that do not have meets, plan on cutting a couple of times to get things right. It is such an unusual and pretty cut in about anything, 2-12cts. Works in man- made YAG, Sapphire and Spinel...


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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