Talk:Voltolini - Xmas pendant

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Xmas pendant - Marco Voltolini

African amethyst test-stone (9.15 ct.)


This is a bright design that reminds me one of those ornaments you use to hang on the Xmas tree. Of course this design is more suited for a stone to be used as a pendant for a necklace or so...


The pavilion cuts very easily, more care is needed for the crown since many facets have very close indexes, so precision is required to match all the facets. The table with two meetpoints only cuts very easily instead. The cutting sequence proposed is the one that worked best for me.


I test-cut this design on quartz, which is also the target material I had in mind, and it performs pretty well in the real life. It should cut as well on higher RI's materials.