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".0
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Rose Bud (CHECK32.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
88.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
50 facets + 15 facets on girdle = 65
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
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