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