Talk:Voltolini - Ops a daisy!

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Ops a daisy! - Marco Voltolini

Test-cut in a nice medium-light colored amethyst, with frosted facets
Rendering for colorless quartz


This is a design made to somehow resemble a daisy. It does not follow the actual symmetry of daisy flowers, but it can give you an idea about daisy flowers, in my opinion...


The main feature of this design that I like is the low checkerboard dome placed where a flat table should be. I'm playing a bit with this concept and in the future you'll see other design that feature this. It's some extra work, compared to a flat table, but it adds a lot in terms of patterns and scintillation.


Not a supereasy design to cut, but not too difficult either. I'd suggest a relatively large stone (> 4-5 ct?) for the best effect, also some facets would cut very very fast on small stones. I designed this to work on quartz (it's easy to find affordable large pieces of good color/quality), but there should be no problem to cut this design in higher RI's materials: the pattern will be a little different but you'll get more scintillation.