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.