Rhodolite Rose: 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 "Rhodolite Rose".
Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)
Rhodolite Rose (GNETR1.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
85.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
153 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 161
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.508 T/L = 0.508
P/W = 0.425 C/W = 0.210
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.655
P/H = 0.649 C/H = 0.320
Vol./W^3 = 0.248
Gram Book 1 - It is all cut to center point and cuts easy. A larger size stone is better but it can be cut small. This works well in man-made Sapphire and CZ if you want to cut it large, but cannot find, or can afford, a large piece of natural rough. Cut in refractive index 1.73 to 2.14 (88.7%) with no changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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