Faceting Designs

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


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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