Pink Rose Bud: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Pink Rose Bud".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Pink Rose Bud (DOME16.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
87.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
37 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 43
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.197 T/L = 0.171 P/W = 0.405
C/W = 0.351 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.776 P/H = 0.522 C/H = 0.453 Vol./W^3 = 0.301
Addition # 13 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is designed for lightly saturated materials. I tend to use it a lot for Afghan material, especially the mint color. This is easy to cut.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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