Closed ends does not make a dull green tourmaline, emerald cut#1159

Nice flashy green emerald cut with closed ends. This yellow green emerald cut has steeply cut ends because the tourmaline has closed ends. It is still a flashy gemstone that has an eye clean body with fine crystal. It weighs 2.02 carats.

This emerald cut is alive with nice flashes of classic yellow green color.  It does have completely closed ends, and is cut with steep ends, but it never was too dark or dull.  It appears to be eye clean and have fine crystal.  It weighs 2.02 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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1 Response to Closed ends does not make a dull green tourmaline, emerald cut#1159

  1. carolnix says:

    Hi Bruce, I am Joanna’s mother (she works at the Yarn store in Sewickley) and I’ve met you and seen some of your stones there. I am thinking about buying a real tourmaline to replace the lab grown one in my ring. The one I have looks a bit like this beautiful green one above, and is about 25 mm long. I wonder if you have such a thing and how much that would be. I would also possibly be interested in a pink one, preferably oval, a deep pink. So what do you think?

    Thanks. Carol Nix

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