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


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

Glitter Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design Glitter Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design

Glitter Squared (MC87.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
88.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
129 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 137
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.492 T/L = 0.492 P/W = 0.521
C/W = 0.193 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.734 P/H = 0.710 C/H = 0.263 Vol./W^3 = 0.332

Addition # 12 – The corners of this design float. Cut the P3(G) facet to divide the P1 (81,87 at P5) in equal parts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 (89.9%) with no changes.

Glitter Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Gram Faceting Archive of Information
This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.