Faceting Design Diagram: Ten To Six – Tourmaline – Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite


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

Ten To Six (CHECK27.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
86.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
57 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 63
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.299 T/L = 0.259
P/W = 0.493 C/W = 0.213
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.726
P/H = 0.679 C/H = 0.293
Vol./W^3 = 0.292

Addition # 6 – This can be cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 (88.7%) with no changes. The crown is a bit different, notice that the C2, C3 do not meet the girdle. The important thing you need to do is split the checks evenly to meet C4,C5 and line them up as you go around. This is fun to cut in about any material.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

About the author
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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