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


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

Birdie (CHECK75.JRG)Birdie in Mali Garnet
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
84.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
41 facets + 14 facets on girdle = 55
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.250 T/W = 0.292 T/L = 0.234
P/W = 0.455 C/W = 0.215
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.690
P/H = 0.659 C/H = 0.312
Vol./W^3 = 0.294

Addition # 8 – I designed this for a Mali Garnet, but it works well in any Garnet.


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.