Faceting Design Diagram: Aztec Sun – Garnet – Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite


Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)

Aztec Sun (GNETP2.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
90% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
65 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 73
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.334 T/L = 0.334
P/W = 0.377 C/W = 0.223
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.620
P/H = 0.608 C/H = 0.360
Vol./W^3 = 0.197

Addition # 2 – This leaves an unusual girdle, because of the P3. It makes a nice reflection. Cut this in about any good Garnet,1-12cts. Works in man-made Sapphire, YAG, and Spinel.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Gram Faceting Archive of Information
This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.