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


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

Hex Burst (B25.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
82.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
65 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 71
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.332 T/W = 0.722 T/L = 0.542
P/W = 0.564 C/W = 0.191
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.774
P/H = 0.728 C/H = 0.246
Vol./W^3 = 0.408

Addition # 5 – This is really a “Money Cut” design, notice the lack of meets and the high degree of flexibility. It is ideal for large Topaz’s that you do not want to spend a lot of time on, but that need a Barion. Cut this in R.I. 1.62 to 1.93 (86.3%) with no changes.


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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