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Overview of designs by designer
Marco Voltolini


Michiko Huynh


Arya Akhavan
Akhavan - Buyer's Remorse
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Akhavan - Seikyou
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Akhavan - Treforze
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Akhavan - Triforce
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Akhavan - Epoch
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Akhavan - Cyclops
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Akhavan - Procrastination
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Akhavan - Elser's Challenge
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Akhavan - Electric Feel
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Akhavan - Undine's Tears
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Akhavan - Wanna Fanta?
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Akhavan - Defiance
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Akhavan - Gnome's Geode
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Akhavan - Zora's Sapphire
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Akhavan - Salamando's Inferno
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Akhavan - Sylphid's Storm
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Akhavan - Neuroglia
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Akhavan - Shade's Abyss
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Akhavan - Insolence
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Akhavan - Audacity
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Akhavan - Fallen Star
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Akhavan - Butts
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Akhavan - Polaris
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Akhavan - Whirlpool
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Akhavan - Lumina's Rays
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Akhavan - Frost Giant
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Akhavan - Goron's Ruby
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Akhavan - Kokiri's Emerald
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Akhavan - Tessellation 1 (O)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 2 (B)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 3 (F)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 4 (F)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 5 (B)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 6 (O)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 7 (F)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 8 (B)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 9 (B)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 10 (E)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 11 (N)
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Akhavan - Heart of Darkness
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Akhavan - Tessellation 12 (F)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 13 (F)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 14 (N)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 15 (O)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 16 (M)
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Akhavan - Torticollis
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Akhavan - Tessellation 17 (F)
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Exam 1 - SRB Deluxe
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 1 - Opening Octagon
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 2 - Simple Sun
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 3 - Unstacked SRB
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 4 - Teaching Trillion
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 5 - Tricky Triangle
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 6 - Charming Checker
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Akhavan - Winter's Grasp
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 7 - Harmonious Hexagon
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Akhavan - Frost Shock
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Akhavan - Dryad's Verdure
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Akhavan - Void Reaver
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Akhavan - Temple of Karabor
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Akhavan - To Zanzibar by Motor Car!
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Akhavan - Starflare
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Akhavan - What Dreams May Come
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Akhavan - Ophelia
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Akhavan - Schwastey-pants
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Akhavan - Lemon Party
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Akhavan - A Study in Scarlet
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Akhavan - Rhomboceros
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Akhavan - Jeux d'Eau
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Akhavan - Rectus Quadratum
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Akhavan - Courtesan
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Akhavan - Sunset Vista
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Akhavan - Pyroclastic Flow
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Akhavan - Blue Happiness
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Akhavan - Tessellation 18 (A)
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Akhavan - Kweh
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Akhavan - Aperture Science
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Akhavan - Fornicate the Constable
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Akhavan - Uso Da!
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Akhavan - Temple Ruins
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Akhavan - Compass Rose
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Akhavan - Pines of the Janiculum
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Akhavan - Faceting 121, Lesson 1A - Beave
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Akhavan - Faceting 121, Lesson 1B - Beaver
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Akhavan - Faceting 121, Lesson 1C - Beavest
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Akhavan - Xephyr
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Akhavan - Tessellation 19 (J)
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Akhavan - Glass Shard Vortex
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Akhavan - Tessellation 20 (J)
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Akhavan - Faceting 101, Lesson 8 - Ostentatious Oval
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Akhavan - Starmie
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Akhavan - Yggdrasil
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Akhavan - Jumper
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Akhavan - Geometric Etude No. 1: Adagio in Blue Topaz
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Akhavan - Geometric Etude No. 2: Vivace in Danburite
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Akhavan - Mind Games
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Akhavan - Underneath the Sycamore
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Akhavan - Vincalis the Agitator (shallow version)
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Akhavan - Vincalis the Agitator (deep version)
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Akhavan - The Oath
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Akhavan - Igloo
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Akhavan - Tessellation 21 (I)
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Akhavan - Crest of Hylia
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Akhavan - Melancholia
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Akhavan - Zankoku
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Akhavan - Weltall (shallow version)
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Akhavan - Weltall (deep version)
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Akhavan - Life in the Mines
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Akhavan - Hot Air Balloon
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Akhavan - Pentajeez
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Akhavan - Kyle's Tablet
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Akhavan - Immunoglobulin M
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Akhavan - Trilliguese
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Akhavan - Porturillion
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Akhavan - Tessellation 22 (K)
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Akhavan - White Trillium
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Akhavan - The Way Home
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Akhavan - Apollon Array
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Akhavan - Montezuma's Crown
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Akhavan - Cherenkov's Pool
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Akhavan - Tessellation 23 (P)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 24 (P)
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Akhavan - Kitsunemen
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Akhavan - Sierpinski's Puzzle
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Akhavan - Sierpinski's Nest
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Akhavan - Thank You, Ultra Tec
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Akhavan - Snow Labyrinth
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Akhavan - Equivalent Exchange
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Akhavan - Pineberry
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Akhavan - Eye of Zul
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Akhavan - Nocio
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Akhavan - Orchid
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Akhavan - Narcolepsy
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Akhavan - Shuriken
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Akhavan - Heavens-Piercing Drill
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Akhavan - Doom Zeppelin
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Akhavan - Wind Scene
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Akhavan - Restitution
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Akhavan - FutureTech
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Akhavan - Happy Flower
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Akhavan - Heigen's Dance
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Akhavan - Tumbling Star
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Akhavan - Lassitude
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Akhavan - Shadowstar
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Akhavan - Wildstar
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Akhavan - Mindfuck
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Akhavan - Lethargy
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Akhavan - Prestidigitation
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Akhavan - Missed Connections
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Akhavan - Stained Glass Window
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Akhavan - Loafing Around
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Akhavan - Old Mine, All Mine
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Akhavan - Elser's Challenge 2
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Akhavan - Oh Canada!
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Akhavan - Northern Lights
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Akhavan - Pedantic Sophistry
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Akhavan - Triphane Triangle
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Akhavan - Night Flight
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Akhavan - Quickie
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Akhavan - Confusion
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Akhavan - Drifting Snowflake
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Akhavan - Crystal Hexagon (Portuguese)
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Akhavan - Crystal Hexagon (Standard)
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Akhavan - Abyssal Maw
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Akhavan - Terrapin Carapace
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Akhavan - Eye of Horus
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Akhavan - Century Eagle
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Akhavan - Lighthouse Beacon
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Akhavan - Confusion Icosahedron
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Akhavan - Opposed (Hex) to Step Cuts
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Akhavan - Autumn Still Life
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Akhavan - Tessellation 25 (F)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 26 (F)
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Akhavan - Jordan's Jumble
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Akhavan - Clear Skies
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Akhavan - Star of Darkness
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Akhavan - Mirage
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Akhavan - Fata Morgana
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Akhavan - Emergent Phenomenon
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Akhavan - Geometric Etude No. 3 - Saltarello in Peridot
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Akhavan - Contrareflector Cushion
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Akhavan - Rice Fields
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Akhavan - Tessellation 27 (B)
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Akhavan - PythagoraSwitch
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Akhavan - Event Horizon
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Akhavan - Frustrating Parallelogram
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Akhavan - Tessellation 28 (Q)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 29 (R)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 30 (R)
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Akhavan - Tessellation 31 (R)
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Akhavan - Fruity Candy
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Akhavan - Road to Ruin
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Akhavan - Tears of Elune
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Akhavan - Northstar
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Akhavan - Leaf in the Wind
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Akhavan - Tessellation 32 (J)
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Akhavan - Scatter
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Akhavan - Painwheel
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Akhavan - Temerity
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Akhavan - Tessellation 33 (E)
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Akhavan - Walpurgisnacht
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Akhavan - Love is Complicated
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Akhavan - Masquerade
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Akhavan - A Prayer to the Road that Leads
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Akhavan - Tourmaline Terror
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Akhavan - Luna's Glow
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Akhavan - Trillion Asscher
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Akhavan - Radiant Eye of Zul
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Akhavan - Simple Triangle Checkerboard
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Akhavan - Beryl Blossom
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Akhavan - Effigies Insanie
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Akhavan - Oppositional Defiance
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Akhavan - Within
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Akhavan - Coruscating Dome 96
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Akhavan - Classic Continental
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Akhavan - Simpler Triangle Checkerboard
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Akhavan - Radiant Lapidaria
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Akhavan - Checker Obsession
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Hideki Ikeda


Jeffrey Hunt


Lisa Elser


Egor Gavrilenko


Robert Long


Gene Flanigan


Michael Edgett


Glenn Klein


Dale P. Carriere


Deborah Allen-Williams


Charles R. McCoy


John Bienia


Gustavo Castelblanco
Patrick Dubuc
Willie Klaja


Bob Sivinski
Sivinski - Crystal Opal Emerald


Paul Raison
The Diamond Descent - Teratai Bloom



Gemology Online faceting diagram competitions
2013 Competition

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2013 Competition - Minimalist
Minimalist Entry 1: Arya Akhavan - Coriolis
Minimalist Entry 2: Willie Klaja - Surveillance
Minimalist Entry 3: Jordan Wilkins - Alpha Stigma (Prize winner)
Minimalist Entry 4: Ken Michalek - Astron
Minimalist Entry 5: Danny Hargreaves - WitchGem
Minimalist Entry 6: Michiko Huyhn - Minimalist (Grand Prize winner)
Minimalist Entry 7: Robert Strickland - No Stinkin' Badges
Minimalist Entry 8: Marco Voltolini - (name)
2013 Competition - Ostentatious
Ostentatious Entry 1: Willie Klaja - Post-Traumatic Cutting (Prize winner)
Ostentatious Entry 2: Arya Akhavan - Time Well Wasted
Ostentatious Entry 3: Michiko Huyhn - Headache (Prize winner)
Ostentatious Entry 4: Marco Voltolini - (name)
2013 Competition - Vindictive
Vindictive Entry 1: Jordan Wilkins - Decepticon (Prize winner)
Vindictive Entry 2: Marco Voltolini - (name)
Vindictive Entry 3: Michiko Huyhn - For Fun (Prize winner)
Vindictive Entry 4: Arya Akhavan - Retrograde Amelioration


2014 Competition

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2014 Division - Maximize
Maximize Entry 1: Clara Venter - Framed Heart
Maximize Entry 2: Jordan Wilkins - (unnamed)
Maximize Entry 3: Roland Arajs - Square Dance
Maximize Entry 4: Thomas Janstrom - Pointy 3
Maximize Entry 5: Greg Ninedorf - Cushion Flash (Prize Winner)
Maximize Entry 6: Marco Voltolini - (unnamed)
Maximize Entry 7: Arya Akhavan - Montana Madness
Maximize Entry 8: Robert Strickland - Deep End (Grand Prize Winner)
2014 Division - Cutthroat
Cutthroat Entry 1: Clara Venter - Bow-Tie Trillion
Cutthroat Entry 2: Jordan Wilkins - (unnamed)
Cutthroat Entry 3: Kevin Grizard - Arizona Sunset
Cutthroat Entry 4: Roland Arajs - Vortex TriHeart (Prize Winner)
Cutthroat Entry 5: Thomas Janstrom - (unnamed)
Cutthroat Entry 6: Marco Voltolini - (unnamed) (Prize Winner)
Cutthroat Entry 7: Arya Akhavan - Tessellation 36
Cutthroat Entry 8: Jay Connor - Muskrat Suzie
Cutthroat Entry 9: Ken Michalek - Twisted 5

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