This gemstone was cut as a trilliant to lighten the stone. It is a sultry and attractive gemstone with moderate flash. It is eye clean and weighs 1.77 carats.
I don’t use the trilliant cut very much because I prefer shield cuts for triangular shaped rough. But this red purple, which is not a rubellite in my book, has such a high tone level that I needed as thin a stone as possible. The trilliant fills the bill very nicely. The cut produced a sultry stone rather than a particularly flashy gemstone with this rough. I have seen this in other darker gemstones and the reduction in transparency is unexplained and interesting.
This dainty trilliant would make a great daylight gemstone if set in yellow gold and worn on a sunny day. It is eye clean and weighs 1.77 carats.