Glitter: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Glitter".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
By Jeff R. Graham
80.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
145 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 161
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.443 T/L = 0.443 P/W = 0.462
C/W = 0.230 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.712 P/H = 0.648 C/H = 0.324 Vol./W^3 = 0.264
Addition # 12 - It helps to cut the table in before cutting C7. This is not hard to cut, just a lot of work. Cut this in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 (89.2%) with no changes.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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