Spokes: 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 "Spokes".


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

Spokes (MC46.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2000
93.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
49 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 61
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.059 T/W = 0.327 T/L = 0.308
P/W = 0.447 C/W = 0.179
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.646
P/H = 0.692 C/H = 0.277
Vol./W^3 = 0.220

Addition # 7 - I designed this for medium saturated material and use it for earrings. The spokes show up on the crown nicely. This works well in Garnet and Sapphire with no changes.

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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