It is always a pleasure to be able to preform a piece of tourmaline rough into a triangular shape suitable for a shield cut. This is about as small a shield cut that I make and it has a great even green color, of good tone level and saturation. Shield cuts are always bright and this one is no exception. I think that it has turned out better than many “chrome” tourmaline, but then if “chrome” is not too dark it is hard to beat. The gemstone weighs 1.75 carats.