Classic bright saturated green with dark ends emerald cut.#399

Excellent grass green emerald cut with steep ends  #399 This well saturated grass green emerald cut is a classic tourmaline gemstone taken to the top level. Nothing is wrong with this natural effort. It weighs a significant 5.47 carats.

This is a quintessential example of a classic green tourmaline taken to perfection.  Its central color is a bright grass green, but it is so dichroic that the ends are completely dense.  To generate flash in the ends and minimize darkness, the ends of the emerald cut are made very steep.  The gemstone has to be tilted off face up to see the flash and it loves the force of the sun on its polished table.  It is eye clean with great crystal.  It weighs a significant 5.47 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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