Beautiful completely open dichroic green emerald cut. Afghanistan#426

Beautiful, completely open, bright green with touch of blue emerald cut.  #426 This emerald cut is an exceptional gemstone. It is completely open with a similar green with a touch of blue, in both axis. It is apparently eye clean and with great crystal. It weighs 1.88 carats and comes from Afghanistan.

Now I love a great green in a closed ended, emerald cut, but when you see the true potential of green tourmaline in a completely open gemstone with mixing dichroic colors, it is big step up.  Afghanistan again claims the prize, as the origin for an exceptional gemstone.  Both the axis are beautiful and a very similar slightly bluish green.  It is very bright and the color is well saturated.  This combined with an apparently eye clean body of great transparency makes this a beauty gemstone.  It weighs 1.88 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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