Attractive pure green round. #191

Bright, eye clean, medium toned green round.  #191 This round has a nice even medium toned green color because it is cut with its table perpendicular to the c axis. You get the best tone values that way from a pale crystal. The gemstone appears to be eye clean and weighs 2.21 carats.

This standard round brilliant is cut with it table perpendicular to the c axis.  This gets the highest tone value out of a pale crystal.  It is used much more often with pink/red because of the strong dichroic nature of many greens.  The c axis color is a very nice medium toned green in this gemstones.  It also appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs 2.21 carats and would be easy to set in commercial mountings because of its size a cut.

Bruce

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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