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" ".


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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