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

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

Simple Glitter Jeff Graham Facet Design Simple Glitter Jeff Graham Facet Design

Simple Glitter (MC91.GEM)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
81.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
113 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 129
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.350 T/L = 0.350 P/W = 0.431
C/W = 0.206 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.657 P/H = 0.656 C/H = 0.314 Vol./W^3 = 0.213

Addition # 12 – This is pretty neat. The outside facets frame the center facets which are quite sparkly. The P1,C1 tiers can vary in width, just cut C2,P3 in or out. Note: On the crown changing C1 will affect the table. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 (84.4) with no changes. Hint: I try to make the table a little larger than the P4 tier so it shows like a star through the table.

Simple Glitter Jeff Graham Facet Design



Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler