Burnt orange in a great rich tone level, emerald cut

A great, medium dark, slightly burnt orange, emerald cut This emerald cut has it all in a slightly burn orange color. The cut is the full number of rows of facets that I use on an emerald cut. All this makes me think GEM, but its level of saturation is too low. It weighs 4.50 carats.

This gemstone has the full complement of facet steps, four on the pavilion and three on the crown, that I cut on emerald cuts.  This makes a deeper more scintillating gemstone that can draw you into its rich colorful world, just like this stone does.  Its orange is only slightly burnt and the brown shade does not make the stone darker than desirable.  The c axis is very similar to the a/b axis and has the same medium tone level for a lively gemstone.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.   To your get surprise, I love this 4.50 carats gemstone and would call it a GEM (exceptional gemstone) except that the brown overtone indicates a less than excellent level of saturation.


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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