Rose Heart by Jeff R. Graham
Rose Heart – Cutting Remarks
Shown at left is a 10.5 x 10mm ~4.45 carat Rose Malaya Garnet cut from flawless material by Jeff Graham. Rose Heart performs well with most Garnet materials.
If you have cut my “SweetHeart”, this design will be familiar to you, it cuts pretty much the same way, maybe just a little more complicated. NOTE: It is important to cut P8(G) & P9(G) together as you come around the girdle. I left them in the Pavilion order, because they are different angles, but when you get to the girdle, they are the same(90 degrees). Also, depending on how close to center point you are (this is a non-sym design because of the heart shape), the P7 may have to be cheated into the point a little (it can be left as is, also with no problems), the C7 might need to be adjusted if the P7’s change. They are both designed so that they can be adjusted easily (notice the meets). This has a lot of steps, but not many facets and is easy and fast to cut. I like it in a Rose Malaya Garnet. It works well in 1 carat stones and up.
Here are some cutting tips from Bob Collins, you may find useful:
o Cut P4 & P7 at same elevation to locate center point.
o Cut P1, P2, P3, P5
o Cut 24 & 72 at 90* to calibrate width.
o Cut P10 & P11 (alternate to meet at plane established by cuts at 24 & 72.)
o Cut P8 32, 64
o Cut P9 37, 59
o Cut P8 39, 57
o Cut P6 to centerpoint o Cut P12 – P16
o Touch-up P7 to reestablish centerpoint. (I had to reduce the angle by about 1*) P6 cuts into P7 enough to move it off centerpoint.
Enjoy cutting your “Rose Heart”… Drop me an email to let me know your results and what you’ve cut, or feel free to inquire if you have any questions or need some help regarding this design.
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Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler