Honesty is the best policy, but I don’t claim to be unbiased. I think that tourmaline has the most exciting greens in the gemstone world. It might not have the ultimate green of an emerald buried in a museum or the index of refraction of a tsavorite, but for a neon look, even in green, it is hard to beat cuprian tourmaline and for saturation it is hard to beat a top quality medium toned chrome tourmaline.
This droplet of color is a nice medium dark green and doesn’t aspire to the gemological heights I just presented. But it is a small building block in the spectrum of greens that overwhelms the competition. This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean without visible dichroism and weighs 1.51 carats.