Blue No Green No Blue No Green emerald cut.

Blue to Green Clean Emerald Cut This emerald cut has steep ends, but still has a good flash and is eye clean. It color flips between blue and green under different white lights. It weighs 1.14 carats.

I was getting ready to post about a smaller blue emerald cut with closed ends, when I checked the back of the box and saw green.  So I checked under my yellowish light and sure enough this quite saturated blue, in the morning light, has turn a decent green with blue overtones.  But the box says green and under my incandescent work light it probably is green,  I put the green on the box in the first place.  So you see what is driving me nuts,  I really want to give a good impression of the color of the tourmaline to augment the pictures, but they keep playing with my mind, because of different light sources.  I am not saying that a yellowish light, turning a blue stone greener, is unexpected, but to have a blue without green go mostly green is not the path of the average blue tourmaline.  But I have found more of them in this survey of the collection than I realized.  And I like them.

This clean flashy emerald cut has steep ends and weighs 1.14 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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