Fully open, slightly dichroic, spring green emerald cut.#1169

A fine completely open medium pastel green with touch of blue emerald cut. this is a pretty gemstone. It is slightly dichroic, but has completely open ends. Its medium toned pastel green with a touch of blue flash nicely in eye clean splendor. It weighs 1.70 carats.

Over the years of cutting green tourmaline with every degree of darkness down the c axis,  I have really come to appreciate an emerald cut like this one.  It is slightly dichroic, but the c axis is wide open and with a fine color that is only a little darker than the a/b axis.  This makes the standard emerald so bright and flashy that the medium tone, pastel green with a touch of blue, looks the best it can.  The stone appears to be eye clean and has fine crystal.  It weighs 1.70 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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