Talk:Voltolini - Tripsy

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Tripsy - Marco Voltolini

Amethyst quartz, Brazil
Pakistani peridot

This is another design I ended up following somehow the "minibarion" concept of A. Wolkonsky. The result is a diagram easy to cut and with a very nice performance and pretty reflections pattern. I test-cut it in quartz, peridot and apatite, and I've always been very pleased with the results.

Concerning the cutting, everything is straightforward, only pay some attention to the tier '5'. In fact you could leave it out (it won't affect the performance noticeably), but I prefer to cut it to give the design a feeling of symmetry and "completeness", straightening those barion facets.

So if you have a small to medium sized stone to cut, roughly triangular in shape, and you are looking for a simple but pretty cutting diagram, give "tripsy" a try.