Simple Glitter Drop: Faceting Design Diagram

Helpful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Simple Glitter Drop"


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

Simple Glitter Drop Jeff Graham Facet Design

Simple Glitter Drop Jeff Graham Facet Design

Simple Glitter Drop (MC100.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
75.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
104 facets + 17 facets on girdle = 121
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.108 T/W = 0.474 T/L = 0.428 P/W = 0.447
C/W = 0.207 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.674 P/H = 0.663 C/H = 0.307 Vol./W^3 = 0.240



 Addition # 12 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is an easier design then "Glitter Drop", there is one less pavilion tier and is will work for smaller stones. Use light to mediumly saturated materials. Note: Cut to L/W, P9 can be cut in to help with P7.

Simple Glitter Drop Jeff Graham Facet Design

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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