A beautiful tricolor, blue green, colorless, pink, emerald cut. Afghanistan. #70

Great tricolor, blue green, colorless, pink, emerald cut from Afghanistan  #70 This is a beautiful gemstone. Its long ratio and great colors makes a uniquely tourmaline, statement. It is eye clean and very bright. It weighs 2.67 carats.

This is a beautiful gemstone.  I was given the opportunity to buy this tricolor rough because it is fragile like many bi and tri color tourmaline.  I was successful in cutting this long ratio emerald cut, but it needed to be done slowly.  The beautiful blue green color that dominates the gemstone is what really attracts me to the gemstone.  Yes the pink and clear add an elegant touch, but I am a color man more that a distribution of color person.  Still I love this gemstone and its two siblings in the collection.  They are truly a tourmaline joy.  This gemstone weighs 2.67 carats.  Oh, and they are eye clean and bright.


About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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