Another green lifted up by a fine shield cut.#170

A great green shield cut, that is fun stone  #170 This eye clean and very bright green shield cut is down right pretty. It is ready to have fun, has all the right properties, and likes to keep moving. It weighs 1.10 carats.

I like this bright medium toned well saturated green shield cut.  It is always refreshing to find a nice piece of green rough suitable for something different than an emerald cut.  This piece of tourmaline does not appear to be dichroic.  It weighs 1.10 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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