Fine Green Emerald cut#1021

Very nice green emerald cut This green emerald cut has great clarity, hue and saturation. It is clean and weighs 7.86 carats.

Now this is a fine emerald cut.  It has all the right properties of clean color that is especial bright under incandescent/yellowish light, tone level and saturation.  It also has normal angles on the ends.

During the last few years (as of 2013) it has been very difficult to get quality tourmaline out of Africa.  I have therefor been getting more greens that are suitable for emerald cuts.  It helps keep me cutting, but I have said to myself, that if I would have to cut the same thing over and over again without a color kick once in while, I would move on to a different creative effort.  I would never abandon tourmaline completely and the pleasure I have with sharing my collection, but I would not expect that cutting tourmaline would keep me busy and interest very often.  This fine gemstone weighs 7.86 carats  and after all that I have said it certainly rewarded me for my effort.


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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