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


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

Poppy (CHECK74.JRG)Poppy cut by Tony Carson
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
86.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
31 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 39
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.233 T/W = 0.462 T/L = 0.374
P/W = 0.396 C/W = 0.166
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.582
P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.285
Vol./W^3 = 0.196

Addition # 8 – Cut this in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 with no changes. This is fast and easy, good for a novice who wants to try a checker board. I like this in any medium color and it works best in a medium size stone.


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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