Faceting Design Diagram: “A” Dome – Tourmaline, Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite


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

A dome Jeff Graham Facet Design 1  A dome Jeff Graham Facet Design 3

“A” Dome (DOME8.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2007
89.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
61 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 69
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.473 T/L = 0.473 P/W = 0.405
C/W = 0.240 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.665 P/H = 0.609 C/H = 0.361 Vol./W^3 = 0.247

Addition # 13 – Cut this in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This works well in any lightly saturated material. I designed it for light Afghan nodules.

A dome Jeff Graham Facet Design 2

 

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

About the author
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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