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

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


Jeff Graham Facet Design

Jerico (MIR57.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
89.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
41 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 49
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.250 T/L = 0.250 P/W = 0.466
C/W = 0.205 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.692 P/H = 0.674 C/H = 0.297 Vol./W^3 = 0.259

Addition # 10 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 with no changes. This has a lot of reflections in it and works best in a large stone with light saturation. This is quick and easy to cut. It is great for large earrings.

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.
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