Cyan blue and cuprian rich emerald cut.#525

A cyan colored, neon bright, cuprian, GEM of an emerald cut. To me it doesn't get any better than this cyan neon bright emerald cut n tourmaline. There are no problems with this stone and if there were I would forgive them for the color. It weighs 1.84 carats.

This smaller emerald cut is a GEM (outstanding gemstone) and was one of the first gemstone from Mozambique that I got, that proved to have copper in it.  It has such a bright neon look that I  knew it was was different.   This was from the moment I saw it, even though you do not get the full impact of the brightness until you cut it.  In my quest for different colors in tourmaline I was able to get a number of cuprian gemstones before it was discovered, by the GIA in one of the tourmalines I sent them, that Mozambique was producing cuprian tourmaline.  The story of cuprian tourmaline and Mozambique from my point of view will come in other posts.   This exceptional cuprian joy weighs 1.84 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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