Mini Mint: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Mini Mint".


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

Mini Mint (MC67.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
91.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
49 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 65
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.496 T/L = 0.496
P/W = 0.426 C/W = 0.227
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.673
P/H = 0.633 C/H = 0.337
Vol./W^3 = 0.231

Addition # 7 - This was designed for a piece of mint Garnet I had. The crown is very deep and the pavilion is simple for small light colored rough. Cut this in refractive index 1.62 (80.9% with pavilion at 39 degrees) to 2.20 with no changes. Try it on a small light colored piece of rough, you will be surprised. Mains can be cut in at 39 degrees if you want…


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Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Jeff R. Graham

The late Jeff Graham was a prolific faceter, creator of many original faceting designs, and the author of several highly-regarded instructional faceting books such as Gram Faceting Designs.

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