Big and Bright and Brassy, Yellow Green Emerald Cut.


Here is a live one.  This large extremely bright yellow green without any dark tones, emerald cut will not calm down.  I personally think that yellow greens are some of the brightest tourmalines out there.  Whether it is to do to their excellent polishing properties, exceptional crystal or a slightly higher index of refraction, I don’t know, but whatever the reason, this emerald cut benefits from it.  On top of all the flashing fun, this large emerald cut is a slight bicolor.  About two thirds of the stone is slightly greener then the other one third, which is yellower.  This medium toned, completely eye clean. gemstone is a circus of fun and weighs a healthy 11.95 carats.  A pendant in yellow gold, with this stone, would make a distinctly beautiful personal statement.


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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