Angular Dreams: Faceting Design Diagram

Information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Angular Dreams"


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

Angular Dreams (MIR38.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
90.0% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
40 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 46
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
72 index
L/W = 1.099 T/W = 0.320 T/L = 0.291
P/W = 0.408 C/W = 0.186
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.615
P/H = 0.664 C/H = 0.303
Vol./W^3 = 0.201

Addition # 9 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is a killer, try it in any material. I designed it for Tourmaline, and it is great in Topaz too. It also makes a nice Garnet cut.




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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