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


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

Pent Split (GNETP36.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1997
86.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
51 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 56
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
80 index
L/W = 1.051 T/W = 0.537 T/L = 0.511
P/W = 0.424 C/W = 0.151
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.595
P/H = 0.713 C/H = 0.253
Vol./W^3 = 0.196

Addition # 3 – This design cuts pretty simple. It works well in about any type of medium colored Garnet, 1-6cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.73 to 1.93 with no changes.


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.