An emerald cut with a greened bronze color.#713

Eye clean, dichroic, slightly green bronzed emerald cut. This emerald cut is different. It has just a touch of green in the sides of the stone and the darker ends have more orange in them. It all combines into an eye clean, bright gemstone with a slightly green bronzed look. It weighs 3.56 carats.

Now a collection of tourmalines that wants to be inclusive can not only go for the eye candy in the world.  Besides I wouldn’t have a lot to cut if every stone had to have great commercial potential.  This dichroic emerald cut has a medium tan a/b with a touch of green that is more easily seen from the pavilion and a darker tan with more orange in the ends.  Because the emerald cut has a higher ration between the length and its width, the a/b color puts up a good fight with the more dominant c axis color.  The bottom line is a bright, eye clean, bronze like color with a fleeting touch of green.  Not too bad for a combination that seem questionable to me.  It weighs 3.56 carats and will the only one of its kind in the collection.


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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