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


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

Flutter (CHECK79.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
81.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
35 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 47
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.200 T/W = 0.349 T/L = 0.291
P/W = 0.436 C/W = 0.230
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.686
P/H = 0.636 C/H = 0.335
Vol./W^3 = 0.234

Addition # 8 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 (86.4%) with no changes. This cuts easily with no real surprises.

 

 

 


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Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler