Medium sized rouge and colorless bi-color.
The emerald cut is dominated by the dichroic a/b axis. This color is a very pale pink that shows a touch of cream. The preferred color is the darker pink c axis, with a better saturation, but it was not practical to cut a stone with that color dominant. You do see it in the ends. This large stone cut beautifully and it really was a joy to polish except for a nick on the keel. The emerald cut has such purity and low tone level that the chip was distracting to me. I redoped the gem and tried to polish out the chip. I was successful in really reducing its size, but I can still see it. I don’t know if it is a weakness or what, but I may try and to repolish it again. For now I think most people would not notice the chip that bugs me up close. It is a ego thing. This large emerald cut weighs 17.6 carats and is without inclusions. Its tone level and pale pastel color certainly reminds me of pink/cream ice cream caped with a little pink sauce on the ends.