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


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

Penta dome Jeff Graham Facet Design 1 Penta dome Jeff Graham Facet Design 2

Penta Dome (DOME34.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2007
82.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
91 facets + 9 facets on girdle = 100
9-fold, mirror-image symmetry
72 index
L/W = 1.015 T/W = 0.274 T/L = 0.270 P/W = 0.403 C/W = 0.370
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.793 P/H = 0.508 C/H = 0.466
Vol./W^3 = 0.279

Addition # 13 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is ideal for lightly saturated materials. It cuts easily and is not difficult. This is very good for pale saturated Afghan Tourmaline.

Penta dome Jeff Graham Facet Design 3

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.