Bare dichroic, medium toned, slightly bronze, green emerald cut.#429

Barely dichroic bronze and green, medium toned, emerald cut.  #429 A nice green, barely dichroic, emerald cut with a good helping of bronze. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It weighs 1.91 carats.

This emerald cut is oriented with the c axis and its bronze color across the stone rather than in the ends,like the vast majority of emerald cuts.  Since the stone is barely dichroic in tone values, the bronze color and the more saturated green color of the a/b axis mix to make a nice green, but with the bronze clearly coming threw.  The stone appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs 1.91 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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