Slasher : 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 "Slasher"
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
By Jeff R. Graham
90% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
41 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 49
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.288 T/L = 0.288
P/W = 0.436 C/W = 0.246
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.702
P/H = 0.621 C/H = 0.351
Vol./W^3 = 0.249
Addition # 9 - Note: The C3 tier only meets at the corners, it is center point. Cut it as evenly as you can, you may need to tweak it. This is very lively and nice in about any saturation. I like it in light pink Tourmaline like the Afghan pastel nodules that are sometimes available. The design is deep enough that it will not wash out pale color. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.76 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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