Darked Ended Blue Green Emerald Cut#1058


Closed ended blue green emerald cut This darker toned richly color emerald cut had closed ends. Its color is principally blue with a nice touch of green. It appears to be eye clean and weighs 2.33 carats.

Cutting an emerald cut with steep angles on the ends is really the only way to go with crystals of tourmaline that have closed ends.  The geometry of the cut demands the removal of more material from the corners.  This, when combined with a different flash than “normal” emerald cuts, sets them apart.   I prefer regular emerald cuts, but this stone is lively, even with its closed ends.  Its hue and tone are rich and the stone appreciates a decent light and personal attention, but is a smaller beauty on its own terms.  It appears to be eye clean and weighs 1.33 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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