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


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

Winter Ice Graham Facet Design 1

Winter Ice Graham Facet Design 2

Winter Ice (DOME37.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2007
84.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
85 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 91
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.217 T/L = 0.188 P/W = 0.419 C/W = 0.404
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.843 P/H = 0.497 C/H = 0.479
Vol./W^3 = 0.342

Addition # 13 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is ideal for lightly saturated material and works well in about any material. This is not hard to cut and is very pretty.

Winter Ice Graham Facet Design 3

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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