Bright very pale bicolor for the IceT group, an emerald cut.#792

Pale bi-color from Afghanistan I call Ice-T Flawless emerald cut, ground from a very pale bi-color from Afghanistan. Larger ring size.

Of all the pieces in the lot of bicolors from Afghanistan, this is only the second piece that stayed together and could be cut.  I can easily see the faint pink colored, side  and I know there is a little blue hiding in the colorless side, because I saw it in the rough.  So maybe you will see it and maybe you won’t.  It is such a pure crystal that it has to be bright.  It weighs .70 carats.  This almost colorless bicolor is a fine addition to the IceT group.


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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