This oval was actually the first Laurellite that I cut. It is not as colorful as her sister #944, since her color change goes from purple to more of a grayed blue, but she set me up to take action when the cleaner and more colorful #944 appeared over a year later. Since I have posted about the excitement and history of Laurellite in other posts, I will limit this post to describing her.
The oval has some issues with crystal, but no major feathers of inclusions. She has a somewhat flatter crown than normal, which works well with her medium tone level. There is a reddish area that can best be seen from the pavilion, that is the residual of the radiation burn that originally cover the crystal. It has the appearance of a plume, when looked at with a loop. It weighs 5.37 carats.