Glitter Drop Heart: Faceting Design Diagram
Helpful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Glitter Drop Heart".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Glitter Drop Heart (MC103.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
80.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
112 facets + 13 facets on girdle = 125
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.078 T/W = 0.488 T/L = 0.453 P/W = 0.447
C/W = 0.207 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.674 P/H = 0.663 C/H = 0.307 Vol./W^3 = 0.244
Addition # 12 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is a variation of Glitter Drop and basically cuts the same way.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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