A yellow glazed in orange for a tasty emerald cut.

A beautiful yellow orange fully cut emerald cut. This gemstone is a beauty and has it all. It reminds me of a citrine with the amount of orange in its medium toned yellow body varying with the light. It weighs 5.34 carats.

A full set of steps present this medium toned beauty.  The amount of orange varies with the light, but every view of the stone in different white lights is still beautiful.  It is eye clean and has great crystal.  I think that I would mistake this gemstone for a citrine if I did not know better, because of its uniform color and tone.  But I am sure that if I compared the two, the tourmaline would win because of its higher index of refraction and being a brighter stone.  This of course assumes that the tourmaline has been polished well.  This beautifully polished tourmaline weighs 5.34 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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