A black that is dark green emerald cut.#1152

Dark dark green that looks black most of the time, emerald cut. Interesting and common, very dark green emerald cut that mostly has surface flash. It weighs 2.24 carats.

This is a stone from the old days that I decided to store with the collection.  Then thinking about it, if I want as broad a sample of color/intensity/tone as I can get, I should include it as a permanent member.  So this common dark dark green, that looks black, most of the time was welcomed.  I do see a little green flash under good lighting so the facet job is not just for surface flash.  The emerald cut weighs 2.24 carats.


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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