Turning Wheel: 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 "Turning Wheel".
Spinel (Red, Pink, Lavender, Green, Blue, Orange, Violet)
Turning Wheel (SPINEL2.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
83.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.71
7 3 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 81
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.513 T/L = 0.513
P/W = 0.415 C/W = 0.249
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.683
P/H = 0.607 C/H = 0.364
Vol./W^3 = 0.274
Addition # 2 - This design is easier than it looks. The facets on the pavilion line up in a spiral and are easy to see once you get started. Any material in a light to medium color works well, 1-12cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.71 to 2.14 with no changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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