Faceting Design Diagram: Kiss’n Fish – Tourmaline – Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite


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

Kiss’n Fish (CHECK65.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
76% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
31 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 39
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 3.010 T/W = 0.945 T/L = 0.314
P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.327
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.797
P/H = 0.564 C/H = 0.411
Vol./W^3 = 1.341

Addition # 8 – This is designed for long narrow Tourmaline crystals, and makes a nice stone in about any material. I use it for the occasional multi-colored long crystals I come across. This is fairly simple but the keel can be tough to polish because of it’s length. Cut this in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 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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