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
91.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
49 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 65
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
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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