Sunflower 2 : Faceting Design Diagram

Helpful tips, details and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Sunflower 2".


Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Sunflower 2 (QTZ1.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
75% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
55 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 61
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.574 T/L = 0.497
P/W = 0.451 C/W = 0.219
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.690
P/H = 0.654 C/H = 0.317
Vol./W^3 = 0.268

Addition # 1 - This design makes a nice quick stone to cut when you want something that does not take a lot of thought or time. It makes a good earring stone and has a 6 pedal flower pattern flash, 1-12cts.

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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