Rose Bud: Faceting Design Diagram

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


Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)

Rose Bud (CHECK32.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
88.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
50 facets + 15 facets on girdle = 65
1-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.257 T/W = 0.199 T/L = 0.158
P/W = 0.433 C/W = 0.217
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.671
P/H = 0.646 C/H = 0.324
Vol./W^3 = 0.246

Addition # 6 - This can be cut in any refractive index with no changes. I like this one in pink/red. The checkered top on this can be a little confusing to cut the first time. Note; I usually rough in the table before cutting C12.

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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