Is part of the problem here that we might be looking at the saturated, light returning area around the crown, whereas the windowed area is a different color and is 50% or more of the face up area? Perhaps this influences the way they grade. If ever there was a stone that is an argument for recutting, this is it. I’m grading this as 7.5YR, tone 7, saturation 10 in my World of Color book, which translates to moderate to strong orange yellow, BUT I am using just the saturated part of the stone on the outside of the crown. I think this could easily be a 7 out of 10 grade orange sapphire, when recut. Maybe jeweler’s wholesale of $1100/ct, but I can’t claim to be a great color grader…my verdict is, definitely needs a recut. I can’t see the back of this stone, but, by the dimensions, (depth 56% of width) it might need to be a little smaller to return light correctly, but it would still be a 4+ carat stone and vastly improved in grading. Even if European cutter recut this, it would still only cost $300 or so to do it and that would be well repaid with the better grade.