An average tourmaline green with steep ends emerald cut.

Average green emerald cut with steep ends. This gemstone is a nice average green that drifts into blue green . The stone has closed ends and steep ends. It is eye clean with a darker tone level. It weighs 1.21 carats.

I have cut many gemstone like this classic, medium dark toned, yellow green that drifts into blue green, emerald cut with closed ends.  The emerald cut does benefit from steeper ends, but if I have a decently large ratio between the width and the length of the gemstones, I may just cut it with the normal angles.  I think you get a better flash with normal angles even if the darkness creeps in a little farther in the gemstone.  The emerald cut weighs 1.21 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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