A temple of purity in the yellow world.#925

Bright yellow emerald cut The emerald cut weighs 2.61 carats has a great true yellow and is clean under the table. Nice level of tone.

 

Now cutting an emerald cut from an included piece of rough, that can not be completely clean up, is pushing your luck because any distracting flaws show up real well.  This 2.61 carat, great yellow emerald cut, was extracted from a couple of water worn pebbles I purchased years ago from East Africa.  The rough was heavily frosted and only graded as semi-facet grade.   Fortunately the pebbles were big enough to give me space to get a nice suite of gems.   This bright, clean emerald cut has no indications of green or brown in its color even when pushed.  I say clean, when I should stress under the table since there might be a little scatter around the girdle.  When all this is said and down, I am very proud of this gemstone and it, along with its suite, are important to the color balance of the collection.

 

Bruce

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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