Delta: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Delta".


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

Delta (CHECK56.JRG)Delta cut by Tony Carsone in Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
86.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
46 facets + 9 facets on girdle = 55
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.021 T/W = 0.290
|T/L = 0.284 P/W = 0.417 C/W = 0.221
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.657
P/H = 0.634 C/H = 0.336
Vol./W^3 = 0.226

Addition # 8 - The crown is deep and I generally cut this in light colors, although it will work well in medium colored material too. This is nice in Zambian Tourmaline nodules.

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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