This is one of the best stones from a lot that I got from Afghanistan. The lot was a disappointment because the rough was almost all included and the color, though bright, did not have a very high tone level. I decided to keep it because most of it was stocky with open ends to cut rounds.
The rough that produced the posted stone was exceptional in both shape and it had better cleanliness. It is not without eye visible inclusions, but they are more a haze and take very little away from the bright flashy Barion cushion cut with a two step crown. The rough was not dichroic, so mixing of colors was not a factor in picking the cut. Well I won another one with a significant input of work. This 1.70 carat cushion is a delight pastel pink.