Precede: 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 "Precede"
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
By Jeff R. Graham
91.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
32 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 44
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.191
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.661 P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.289
Vol./W^3 = 0.239
Addition # 10 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is very interesting and not difficult to cut. It works well in light to medium saturations and is a good Garnet cut. Note: P3 just floats in, you can vary the facets. A table should be cut on larger stones.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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