Rattle: 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 "Rattle".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
By Jeff R. Graham
87.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
145 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 157
12-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.266 T/L = 0.266 P/W = 0.405 C/W = 0.336
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.761 P/H = 0.532 C/H = 0.442
Vol./W^3 = 0.270
Addition # 13 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is designed for pale to lightly saturated material and is ideal for nodules.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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