I have a friend that I work with to make beautiful jewelry. He is an excellent goldsmith and I hope to have some of his work with my stones on this site. He would look at my collection, which he likes, and say that I should get rough to make this or that stone, because it would be beautiful. (he appreciates my limitations better now) I could not agree more, but mother nature and my pocket book makes many dreams impossible.
If I had one of my dreams fulfilled, it would include rough like I got years ago, that produced the posted stone. The rough was dichroic with both colors being attractive and compatible. It also had a ratio of about one and third to one for its length to width ratio, along with a depth thick enough for a Barion cushion to be cut efficiently. It is particularly important that the depth from the natural girdle of the rough include room for a deeper crown or too much material would be wasted.
Now to the posted stone. It is a great darker toned spruce green Barion cut of 9.52 carats. I thought quite a while before I came up with spruce, but it has a green that has just a touch of green and it is so attractive that it needed a distinctive name. And spruce does fit both its hue(color) and tone level. For this gemstone is a creature of the forest, but you would pick it out of the dark areas because of its radiating flash. The light green a/b axis color dominates the middle of the stone and the richer c axis color fills the end of this eye clean cushion.