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


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

Pearl (CHECK33.JRG) 5.12 carat pink Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
88.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
53 facets + 17 facets on girdle = 70
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.165 T/W = 0.199 T/L = 0.171
P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.217
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.672
P/H = 0.647 C/H = 0.324
Vol./W^3 = 0.241

Addition # 6 – I designed this to go with pearls. I wanted something roundish, but not quite round. I originally had Tourmaline in mind, but this works well for stones in refractive indexes 1.73 to 1.93 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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