graded green to colorless emerald cut.

A fine emerald cut that is eye clean and slides from colorless to green. This is an unusual emerald cut that grades from colorless to a moderate green. It is eye clean and very bright and flashy. It weighs 2.91 carats and is unique in the collection.

I don’t know if I would call this emerald cut a bicolor, because it really is only one color.  The colorless end might be a very light green, but I doubt it.  The emerald cut is a really bright and flashy one.  Both ends appear to be a moderate green because of the optics of the cut.  I call it the pagoda effect because the image made of the reflected color on the opposite end of the gem reminds me of a pagoda.  To ice the cake this delightful stone is eye clean and weighs 2.91 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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