Thunder Dancer: Faceting Design Diagram
Details, tips, and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Thunder Dancer".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Thunder Dancer (MIR42.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
89.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
40 facets + 9 facets on girdle = 49
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.009 T/W = 0.134 T/L = 0.133
P/W = 0.374 C/W = 0.188
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.582
P/H = 0.643 C/H = 0.323
Vol./W^3 = 0.176
Addition # 9 - This is unique and is best cut in a large stone so that the dancer can be seen. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is nice in about any color saturation. The C1,C2 border is used to frame the dancer, it can be varied. Hint: C6 is a triangular shaped step and you may need to adjust it to get the dancer to look right. Cut it in a little short first then cut the rest of the crown. Adjust until the dancer looks correct.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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