Nadir: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips, details, and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Nadir".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
By Jeff R. Graham
87.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
36 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 48
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.423 C/W = 0.222
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.665 P/H = 0.636 C/H = 0.333
Vol./W^3 = 0.245
Addition # 10 - This is quick and easy. The cross on the bottom can be varied depending on how deep you cut the tier. This is not hard to cut and is a bit different. Light to medium saturation is best. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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