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


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

Vampire (CHECK40.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
88.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
45 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 61
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.247 T/W = 0.248 T/L = 0.199
P/W = 0.447 C/W = 0.178
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.645
P/H = 0.693 C/H = 0.276
Vol./W^3 = 0.317

Addition # 6 – This works in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 with no changes. It is especially good in Garnet (89.6%), and is good for saturated materials.


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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