You could call this emerald cut a graded color gems, but I prefer to call it a bicolor with an orange end and a colorless end. The darker, but still moderate pastel, reflects down the long axis of the emerald cut and comes out the clear end. This produces very similar reflective pagodas (How I like to call the reflecting facets at the end of an emerald cut) of color in each end. This makes it difficult to see the nature of the stone without looking at the sides of the emerald cut. Here the mixing is not as extreme and the colorless nature of one end stands out. The color distribution is about 50/50 and this beautiful stone is eye clean and with great crystal. It weighs 8.58 carats. I like this gemstone.