A slight bicolor with a peach end and a colorless end emerald cut.

Bicolor pastel peach to clear emerald cut. This beautiful gemstone appears mostly peach, but is a bicolor with a colorless end. It is eye clean and has great crystal. Its overall tone level appearance is that of a moderate pastel. It weighs a hefty 8.58 carats.

You could call this emerald cut a graded color gems, but I prefer to call it a bicolor with an orange end and a colorless end.  The darker, but still moderate pastel, reflects down the long axis of the emerald cut and comes out the clear end.  This produces very similar reflective pagodas (How I like to call the reflecting facets at the end of an emerald cut) of color in each end.  This makes it difficult to see the nature of the stone without looking at the sides of the emerald cut.  Here the mixing is not as extreme and the colorless nature of one end stands out.  The color distribution is about 50/50 and this beautiful stone is eye clean and with great crystal.  It weighs 8.58 carats.  I like this gemstone.


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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