Darker Rather Obscure Green Oval#244


Deep Well Cut Green Oval This darker green oval is nicely cut. It flashes a uniform color and appears to be clean. It weighs 4.56 carats.

This darker green oval does not have dichroic dancing colors to make it dynamic.  It just flashes it color and goes toward the olive or back toward the bluish side depending on the lights.  It is cut with a “super nova” pavilion and crown.  A combination I didn’t remember ever cutting.  The combination makes a very deep stone and it produces flash even in a darker stone like this one.  The stone is clean with good crystal and weighs 4.56 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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