Dutch Winds: Faceting Design Diagram
Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Dutch Winds".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Dutch Winds (MIR47.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
90.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
29 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 37
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.172 T/L = 0.172 P/W = 0.422
C/W = 0.248 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.690 P/H = 0.612 C/H = 0.359 Vol./W^3 = 0.266
Addition # 10 - Note: The corners on this design float. Cut them in to look right. You can vary the blades by changing the corner size. This is very nice in light to medium saturated materials and is again great for earrings. A table is not needed for small stones. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.76 with no changes.
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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