Rhodolite Faceting / Facet Garnet Information
Color: Emerald Green
Moh’s Hardness: 6.5-7
Refractive Index: 1.88-1.89
Critical Angle: 32.13°
Specific Gravity: 3.77
Heat Sensitivity: Slightly
Crystal Structure: Isometric, rhombic, dodecahedron,icositetrahedron
Treatments: Generally none
What I prefer to polishing with: Alumina oxide with a tin lap (scored).
Jeff’s Comments: Very rare, seldom clean
Design Notes: Design choice is limited by the small size and inclusions, I generally cut a simple checker board that is as deep as I can cut from the rough.