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


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

Gambler (CHECK38.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
91.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
65 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 81
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.298 T/L = 0.298
P/W = 0.405 C/W = 0.229
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.654
P/H = 0.619 C/H = 0.350
Vol./W^3 = 0.211

Addition # 6 – Cut this in any refractive index with no changes. This makes a nice round, especially in a large size so that the diamonds on the crown can be seen.


Random – Cosine – ISO

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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