Yeah but you can see the flat edge of the culet on the bottom as the stone turns in the video. Which if it is the culet, what is the appearance of facets that is visible in the picture that isn't evident in the video? Was the picture photoshopped to show those facets near the culet then?
I sooo wanted to love this. I could see earrings and a RHR in my future. But unfortunately, not with that culet. It is gigantic. I'm sure it was needed due to the unique optical properties of the gem, but it just isn't pleasing to my eye. It kind of makes me worry about the step cuts to come, now.
My other concern is that we aren't getting an accurate perspective of the gem with the fancy black background and lighting of these videos. (And possible photoshopping of the pics.) I wonder how much different these gems will actually be once they are viewed under more normal conditions? I hate to be a negative nelly bc I think BTD is a great company, but I am starting to doubt the gem a bit. I would looove to see some more real life videos of these gems to get a better idea of how they actually perform. There, I said it.