Talk:Akhavan - Torticollis
I have no idea what the hell happened here. I was trying to go for a trillion with a circular table, and a vortex effect with the crown facets spiralling into the table as if the table was a black hole. Instead, I kept rotating the stone, then I got lazy and kept rotating my head. After a while, my neck hurt, I was frustrated, and I decided to randomly throw facets together and hope it worked. Well, it did, and I narrowly avoided actually getting torticollis.
This design has a wicked cool reflection pattern, almost as if a flower with heavily-frilled petals was opening, or as if you had three war fans tied together at the center. It actually kinda looks like the Ontario flower. There's great light return and nice tilt performance, and this design works in any material from feldspar to rutile (RI = 1.52 - 2.62) with no changes. I originally wanted it in chrome diopside, but now that I think about it, a pale white-pink tourmaline might be nice too.
Cutting the pavilion is easy. Cutting the crown is...not. There's a veritable clusterfuck of confused facets halfway between the corner and the table, and I honestly don't even the entire thing. The cutting sequence is best as listed, so just be careful with meets and it should fall into place.
Difficulty level = mid intermediate