Kiss’n Fish: 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 "Kiss'n Fish".


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

Kiss'n Fish (CHECK65.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
76% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
31 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 39
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 3.010 T/W = 0.945 T/L = 0.314
P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.327
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.797
P/H = 0.564 C/H = 0.411
Vol./W^3 = 1.341

Addition # 8 - This is designed for long narrow Tourmaline crystals, and makes a nice stone in about any material. I use it for the occasional multi-colored long crystals I come across. This is fairly simple but the keel can be tough to polish because of it's length. Cut this in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes.

Random - Cosine - ISO

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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