SweetHeart: Online Faceting Designs and Diagrams
Jeff Graham’s SweetHeart cut shows great flash and dispersion. It’s a good choice for novices trying to cut their first heart design and experts looking for something easy to facet. It also makes a nice romantic gesture. Read on to learn more about the SweetHeart.
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You can find cutting instructions for the SweetHeart here.
Since designing the SweetHeart, I've cut and sold over a dozen of them to local jewelers and wholesale clients. They incorporate them into Valentine's Day gifts, which warms my heart.
This design makes a really nice heart shape. It reads well from a distance, with lots of flash and dispersion. I designed the pavilion so you can cut this design in tourmaline, topaz, peridot, garnet, spinel, and sapphire without changes.
Enjoy faceting the SweetHeart.
Donald Specht offered this tip that I'll share with you. I think it's a good idea. (Thanks for the tip, Don).
I cut a SweetHeart in a synthetic spinel and found a very easy way to make sure all the pavilion facets meet at the centerpoint of the dop. First, I cut all of them (P1-P7) at the steepest angle (38.6). This isn't a temporary centerpoint — it's the actual CP centered exactly on the dop. It also doesn't waste any material. Next, I recut the facets using the correct angles. I find it very easy to see the recutting and bring it up exactly to the tip of the CP. Works for me.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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