This emerald cut goes back awhile, to a time when I thought that the straight sharp fagot of tubes in the pavilion of this emerald cut were rutile crystals not growth tubes. (Now I have never heard of rutile in tourmaline, but I have since seen a lot of growth tubes.) I can not say that I really planed this cut the way it turned out, but it is interesting. The exceptional light green body (IceT material) of this gemstone is very transparent and flawless if you don’t count the tubes. The growth tubes are all in the same plane (parallel to the c axis) and the plane is about 45 degrees to the table. They are also perfectly parallel to the keel of the emerald cut. Now looking down, I don’t perceive a flaw, but some weird disturbance in the force governing the world of reflectance in tourmaline. I thought it was cool the day I saw if for the first time and I still do. Maybe it is still the kid in me. This optically perverse gem weighs 1.82 carats.