When I looked at the back of this standard round brilliant to look for flaws I was somewhat frustrated by my past cutting behavior. There was a white inclusion about one third of the way up from the pavilion and encircling most of the circumference of the stone. Wow, what a flaw to leave, when it could have been cut out of this orange darken by layers of brown. Of course the gemstone would have been much smaller, but size is not the dominant mover in this collection. As I turned over the gemstone to see the flaw from the top, I was thinking of recutting it. But, while I could clearly make out the non reflecting flaw in the pavilion, it really wasn’t that distracting in such a dark stone.
So what do we have with this posted stone. It is a standard round brilliant. Its fine orange color is seen only in flashes that are surrounded by brown. The inclusion, I discussed above, is noticeable, in a close up and personal fashion, but really has little impact on the gemstone. A pastel would certainly take exception. It weighs 5.10 carats and will probably stay in the collection as it.