Talk:Voltolini - Edelweiss

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Edelweiss - Marco Voltolini

"Girasol" quartz, test cut
Rendering in colorless quartz

This is a design for people who likes the Alps...

Cutting is straightforward, only pay attention when cutting the crown tiers BCDE: use with a fine grit lap. They cut fast. I like to leave the A tier frosted, to highlight the "edelweiss" shape of the pattern. It's a cut to display pattern more than scintillation, but the resulting stone is very lively nevertheless.

I set the angles optimized for quartz, since the target material for this design should be a reasonably large colorless quartz (maybe self-collected on the Alps!). But nobody forbids this design to be cut in different materials and/or colors.