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


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

Kling Dart (TLINE47.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1997
77% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
34 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 40
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.036 T/W = 0.449 T/L = 0.434
P/W = 0.342 C/W = 0.141
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.503
P/H = 0.680 C/H = 0.280
Vol./W^3 = 0.139

Addition # 3 – This cuts fast and easy, and makes a nice stone in any material. I like it in pink tourmaline. I set this with double prongs to protect the corners, 1/2-8cts.


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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