An eye opening golden green emerald cut.#445

An emerald cut with its table perpendicular to the c axis, limited green flash  #445 This medium toned greenish emerald cut, has limited flash because it is cut with its table perpendicular to the c axis. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It weighs 2.75 carats.

I knew there was something “funny” with this emerald cut as soon as I focused on it.  It has golden green on the storage box, but color was not that big a deal with this mostly green emerald cut.  I checked its pavilion and there is absolutely not variation in the color in any of the sides of the gemstone.  And they were a more saturate green color than the stones shows face up.  So now the mystery has been exposed.  This green emerald cut, that looks normal, was cut with its table perpendicular to the c axis.  A most unusual orientation in this color and tone level of tourmaline.  But that is not all.  This emerald cut suffers from limited transparency, a phenomenon that has been noticed too often in some nice blues and greens.

So this unusual, mostly green emerald cut has a medium tone level, but a degree of flash that I would associate with a much darker stone.  It is eye clean and has good crystal, which is seen best from the pavilion.  So this attractive emerald cut, which would look best if walked alone, doesn’t reach its color and tone level potential, but its different and that I like.  It weighs 2.75 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.
This entry was posted in Verdelite and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.