Dichroic golden green and green round.#163

Alternating pie slices of green an yellow green in dichroic round.  #163 This standard round brilliant is dichroic. You can easily see the alternating pie sliced ares of green and yellow green face up in this round. It weighs .78 carats.

This dichroic gemstone has the classic pie slice shaped areas with alternating yellow green and green, when you look face up at this standard round brilliant.  It appears to be eye clean and has a medium dark tone color.  It weighs .78 carats.

When I bought the rough for this minor stone, I was just beginning to cut again after a long hiatus, stretching from when I was a kid.  When the small pieces of rough arrive they had been sliced down the middle.  This made the much more desirable a/b axis ( a nice green) color dominate the rough even though it was unreasonable to try and isolate the c axis in an emerald cut.  I think that I asked the dealer why he prepared the rough that way and really got nothing for an answer.  I learned why on my own before long.


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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