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

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

Glitter Mine Jeff Graham Facet Design Glitter Mine Jeff Graham Facet Design

Glitter Mine (MC86.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
85.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
133 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 141
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.452 T/L = 0.452 P/W = 0.437
C/W = 0.185 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.642 P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.288 Vol./W^3 = 0.205

Addition # 12 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 (88.2) with no changes. This is designed for a large stone and works well in light to medium saturated colors. This takes a fair amount of cutting, but is not hard to cut. Rough in the table before cutting the stars, it makes the meets easier.

Glitter Mine Jeff Graham Facet Design

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.
All articles by this author