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


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

Trapper Check (CHECK7.JRG) Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
81.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
27 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 35
2-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.160 T/W = 0.849 T/L = 0.731
P/W = 0.466 C/W = 0.179
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.665
P/H = 0.701 C/H = 0.269
Vol./W^3 = 0.378

Addition # 6 – This is an odd one… It can be adapted to almost any L/W and I originally designed it for a bi-color. This is not a standard shape for setting, but in most cases should not be a problem.


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.
All articles by this author