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
Copyright 2004
89.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
40 facets + 9 facets on girdle = 49
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
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

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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