Talk:Voltolini - Markoh-i-noor
Markoh-i-noor - Marco Voltolini
I wanted a design with a very high dome. I was looking for something good for an opal piece, then I came out with this one that seems well suited for good quality (I mean almost transparent) rose quartz. Angles are set for quartz and you can cut it also in transparent quartz, just consider that the tilt performance will not be great (that's also why I suggest to cut it in translucent, low-RI materials).
It should be also a nice design for those materials you want to boost dispersion. Just keep in mind that I tuned this design to be cut in rose quartz.
Please notice the pavilion mains at 35 degrees: this particular crown allows such a shallow pavilion for quartz without getting a windowed stone.
It makes an interesting stone in quartz, especially the translucent varieties, and I expect it to work very well with opals. It has been cut in sphalerite as well, with amazing results, given the extraordinary dispersion generated.