For me the cutting of a long ratio (length to width) ratio is an effort to keep the long narrow rectangular facets square. Actually it is in the polishing, rather than the cutting, that causes my problems, Generally I only go threw the effort on bi or tri colors that have to be longer to present their colors well. I did the effort with this posted gemstone and I was handsomely rewarded. Its pale tone level, with its commensurate pastel colors of blue and pink needed all the bulk it could get, to be effective. The bicolor is divided up into one third baby pink and two thirds baby blue. The IceT group, of very pale tourmaline, inducted her as soon as possible. She weighs 4.59 carats and is as pure in crystal as new driven snow. Not even a single inclusion or a bit of roughness on the keel mas her ice-like look.