Flawed, medium light, non dichroic, pastel blue green emerald cut.#449

Flawed emerald cut with medium light toned blue green color  #449 This emerald cut has fine crystal, but a few residual radial flaws. It has a medium light tone level and nice flash. It is not dichroic and the even blue green color is not eye candy. It weighs 4.41 carats.

This is a nice sized emerald cut that is not dichroic and has a medium light tone level.  It has fine crystal, but a couple of residual radial flaws spoil the stone clean flashy look.  When I see this amount of flashy flaws I know something went wrong during the cutting, like creeping flaws that move ahead of the grinding.  And the bottom line is I finished the gemstone to have at least a nice display stone.  To recut this pale a gemstone into maybe a round, would render it completely uninteresting, so the emerald cut remains intact.  It is useful in the collections under the category of variety.  It weighs 4.41 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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