Talk:Voltolini - Squilliant
Squilliant - Marco Voltolini
The Voltolini - Squartuguese design has become relatively popular, but still its performance on RI's as low as quartz is poor, especially because it's prone to tilt windowing. Cutting myself a lot of quartz, I decided to design something on the same line, but with a better performance for low RI's. And this is the result: a square shape with a brilliant pavillion and a step cut crown.
When cutting this design I advise you to ~follow the proportions of the design for the step width and table size on the crown. A small-ish table will help with the optical performance of the stone. A table as wide as the one of the squartuguese will make the stone look a bit worse. The asymmetrical position of the culet facets on the pavillion creates a neat effect and scintillation. It will look like a stone with more facets, and very lively.
I test-cut it in feldspar and quartz (and on garnet) and it cuts fast, and provides a pretty stone. It's very easy to cut as well, so there's no excuse for you not to try this one.