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


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

Crush (B36.JRG)Danburite cut by Tony Carson
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
88.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
51 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 61
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.396 T/W = 0.921 T/L = 0.660
P/W = 0.586 C/W = 0.169
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.774
P/H = 0.756 C/H = 0.218
Vol./W^3 = 0.451

Addition # 5 – This needs a preform, but does not have a lot of facets and cuts pretty fast. It is really a “Money Cut”… This works in R.I. 1.62 to 1.93 with no changes.

 

 


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

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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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