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

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.