Almost square, very transparent green, to blue emerald cut.#995

Squarish bright clean beautiful Emerald Cut. High grade Afghanistan tourmaline emerald cut. Stone shows great transparency and mixes the yellowish and bluish axis colors together very well. It is clean and bright and weighs 2.87 carats.

This is a beautiful gemstone.   Now that I have gotten that out of the way, this gemstone feels Afghanistan.  I think I purchased it in my last significant lot of green tourmaline from anywhere.  The squarish cut is unusual, but it shows off the brightness and transparency of this high grade stone extremely well.  The two colors that mix well are a bluer green and a grassy green, pure Afghanistan.  The clean stone weights 2.87 carats and would make a great ring for special occasions.



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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