Shimmer: 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 "Shimmer".
By Jeff R. Graham
94.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
57 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 65
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.259 T/L = 0.259
P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.177
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.632
P/H = 0.688 C/H = 0.280
Vol./W^3 = 0.213
Addition # 9 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is easy to cut and I designed it for medium saturated stones. This works well in Garnets like Rhodolite and it's killer in light colored Amethyst for earrings.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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