Beautiful slightly dichroic green Barion Cushion

Slightly dichroic medium dark green Barion Cut Cushion. This is a beautiful gemstone. The Barion Cut mixes the dichroic colors that are about the same tone value very well. Nothing is wrong with the gemstone. It weighs 4.65 carats.

This is a beautiful gemstone.  It has a medium dark tone and a green that is a well mixed blend of a slightly yellower and slightly bluer green that are not very different in tone level.  It is eye clean and flashy for a darker stone.  These good properties are in part because the Barion cushion is a very good cut for blending colors and flash.  It weighs 4.65 carats.

This stone came from a lot that I purchased from Afghanistan.  It was all beautiful clean material that I wish I could get more of.  At the time I traded some of the lot, for material that came from Africa, because I wanted more color variety.  Now I just wish that I had good quality, affordable tourmaline rough to cut, period.


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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