This orange shield cut has a two step crown, that helps open up the stone to see its great color. I don’t cut a lot of shield cuts and it is nice that this popular shape has a fine example of orange as a member of its group. It is a shame that more shield cuts can not be cut efficiently from the rough available to me. But the demands for good tips and a balanced triangular shape are tough to meet. Still let’s enjoy this eye clean, medium toned and flashy gift from mother nature, with a little help from a friend. The gemstone weighs 1.65 carats.