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


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

Hielo (MIR36.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
86.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
27 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 33
3-fold symmetry
72 index
L/W = 1.048 P/W = 0.388 C/W = 0.193
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.601
P/H = 0.646 C/H = 0.321
Vol./W^3 = 0.178

Addition # 9 – This is interesting to cut and has a unique reflection. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is a neat earring design and works well in most material. Try it in Ametrine for an unusual stone.


Random – Cosine – ISO

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.