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


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

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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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