It is easy to see the mission that I accepted when I started to cut this flash driven, dark red round. Cut a standard round brilliant with the proper angles on the pavilion, but a lower crown while keeping the major white, non-flashing, flaw from being under the table.
I was successful and this red rocket is ready for blast off in the glare of the bright midday sun. Now I am not really saying that this is the flashest or brightest gemstone even in the midday sun. Also the good sized white flaw did not go away, but you have to investigate the rocket closely to really see it in such a dark body. Perhaps it is even just a one trick pony, but in an intimate setting with bright light it is a red joy to make many rubies envious. It weighs 2.12 carats.