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 Jeff Graham Facet DesignGlitter Drop Heart Jeff Graham Facet Design

Glitter Drop Heart (MC103.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
80.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
112 facets + 13 facets on girdle = 125
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
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.

Glitter Drop Heart Jeff Graham Facet Design

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

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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