Faceting Design Diagram: 24 Rose – Tourmaline, Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite


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

24 Rose Jeff Graham Facet Design 1 24 Rose Jeff Graham Facet Design 2

24 Rose (DOME29.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2007
81.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
129 facets + 24 facets on girdle = 153
12-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.299 T/L = 0.299 P/W = 0.405 C/W = 0.277
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.702 P/H = 0.577 C/H = 0.395
Vol./W^3 = 0.251

Addition # 13 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is designed for pale to light saturated material and works well in about any color. I like it in pink Tourmaline. This is not hard to cut.

24 Rose Jeff Graham Facet Design 3

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Gram Faceting Archive of Information
This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.