Pent Split: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips,details and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Pent Split"0
Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)
Pent Split (GNETP36.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
86.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
51 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 56
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
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
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