Blue/Green emerald open ends#931


High quality blue/green emerald cut This emerald cut weighs 1.06 carats. It has open ends and is eye clean. A nice high quality small ring stone.

This rather pudgy emerald cut wins the day with open ends that are more greenish than the rather blue a/b color (typical).  The emerald cut permits you to see the different colors easily because it isolates the c axis color in the ends.  So what do we have when I look at the stone from a reasonable distance.  Broad rectangular flashes of blue with scintillating ends of greenish blue.  A nice high quality view.  Oh, and it weighs 1.06 carat, just over that magic weight (one carat) when buying a diamond.  By the way you get more with a carat of tourmaline than diamond and in many cases I think tourmaline is prettier.



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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