An exceptional, red purple emerald cut with punch.#949

A beautiful purple red emerald cut.  Nigeria This emerald cut is really beauty. Its purple red color is both bright and sultry. It appears to be eye clean and has great crystal. It weighs 3.68 carats and probably came from Nigeria.

I have not been particularly enamored with many of the purple reds that I have seen.  The purple cast seems to produce an overly dark tone level that limits flash.  Well this emerald cut stands above all that.  It is dichroic, but not excessively so and the rich c axis color fills the whole gem with an exotic, sultry red, drenched in a mysterious purple cast.   I say mysterious because the purple in this high grade gemstone seems to bring out nothing but excitement in this stone, despite its negative history.  It appears to be eye clean, which is always nice in a red and have great crystal.  It is probably from Nigeria and weighs 3.68 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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