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
93.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
89 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 105
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
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
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