Fine, large, stable, green emerald cut

Great stable green emerald cut with dark ends. This is a classic cut, color, saturation and closed ends of a tourmaline. But its green color is much more alive than most tourmaline and so is its polish and medium tone. It weighs 6.25 carats.

This larger emerald cut has such a great stable green that the dark ends take very little away from the gemstone.  The color is a classic tourmaline green, rich, saturated and with just a touch of yellow.  The beauty of the stone is helped by a longer ratio of length to width, to accent the a/b axis color and a fine medium tone level.  The dark ends have normal faceted angles that minimize the size of the corners and makes it easier to set.  The gemstone weighs 6.25 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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