Great blue pink bicolor from Afghanistan.#947

A great medium toned blue pink bicolor from Afghanistan. This beautiful bicolor has some slight feathering at the junction of the medium toned pastel blue and pink ends. It is bright and with great crystal. It weighs 6.41 carats.

This emerald cut is a beautiful gemstone.  It has a body that is a little over half pink with the remainder blue.  Both pastel colors have a great medium light tone value.   It appears to be eye clean and of great crystal except for some light feathers at the junction of the colors.  This feathering was cause by laser testing and has a minor effect on the beauty of the gemstone.  It weighs 6.41 carats.

The rough for this emerald cut came from Afghanistan.  The only reason I had an opportunity to get the piece, was the sensitivity of bicolors to breaking, even when the rough is carefully cut.  It is always a relief when stone with different color zones are successfully completed.







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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