Talk:Voltolini - Star and Stripes

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Star and Stripes - Marco Voltolini

Test-cut in Swiss smoky quartz

This was the first entry to the 2013 faceting design contest on the GemologyOnline forum. Or better: this is the design before the perversion of angels and facets needed to meet the contest rules. That one was not really satisfactory performance-wise, so I'm posting this one. Please, if you are planning to cut this design, cut this version. :)

For quartz, and similar materials, you can leave some facets frosted and the effect will be nice. You can also polish all the facets and the resulting stone will be lively with an interesting reflection pattern. For higher RI's I don't know if keeping frosted facets would be a great idea, but with this crown and the high RI I would try to take advantage of the optical properties of the material and polish all the facets.

Plase notice that setting this stone, if you intend to do so, would require a skilled stonesetter/metalsmith, but I can think about at least a coupla creative ways to set this stone.