In tourmaline it isn’t always easy being green. You may have closed ends and have a problem finding a cut, outside of an emerald cut. Even when properly cut, your window of transparency and flash is limited and rejection can follow. And your open ended brothers may fail to make a critical review, because they tend to have more inclusions than the “official” designation of green tourmaline being a typically flawless variety of tourmaline. And finally there is a lot of green out there that just isn’t a very nice green. It can be a tough neighborhood.
Well the posted stone came threw the cutting process with its purity intact. Its naturally beautiful green color is express in an emerald cut, by necessity, but this gemstone has not given up the fight for a spot in someone heart. I did give out one more liability to the emerald cut, with its pluses and minuses. I cut the ends of the emerald cut with normal angles for open ended tourmaline. This caused the darkness to creep a little closed to the center, lets the corner be smaller and less invasive. It also improves what flash you get in the ends, in my opinion.
This eye clean emerald cut with bands of bright green color threw the central part of the gemstone weighs 3.24 carats. It is a classic green tourmaline with closed to semi-closed ends.