Sam’s Ray #1: 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 "Sam's Ray #1".
Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)
Sam's Ray #1 (MC20.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
76.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
15 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 21
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 2.063 T/W = 1.780 T/L = 0.863
P/W = 0.424 C/W = 0.130
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.573
P/H = 0.739 C/H = 0.226
Vol./W^3 = 0.388
Addition # 4 - This is another design for set cutting, it is fast and simple to cut. It can be varied, in size to match the flat side(s)of the stone it's sitting next to(hex for example). The entire stone flashes from end to end with a broad ray like pattern. Cut this in R.I. 1.73 to 1.93 without changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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