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


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

Diamond Oval (GNETP40.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1997
90.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
57 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 67
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.290 T/W = 0.557 T/L = 0.432
P/W = 0.406 C/W = 0.189
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.614
P/H = 0.660 C/H = 0.307
Vol./W^3 = 0.306

Addition # 2 – This cuts a little different. The P7 is a step that is cut into the finished shape. It can be cut in a different order, and is harder to cut than it might look. It works well in man-made Sapphire, Spinel, and YAG, 2-12cts.


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.