Red Rose: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips, details and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Red Rose".


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

Red Rose (GNETP8.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
93.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
89 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 105
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.428 T/L = 0.428
P/W = 0.386 C/W = 0.158
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.564
P/H = 0.685 C/H = 0.280
Vol./W^3 = 0.189

Addition # 3 - This design is shallow to help lighten up dark material and has a very nice flash. The larger facets on the crown read well from a distance. Cut in refractive indexes 1.73 to 2.14 with no changes.


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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