Great green, closed ended, medium dark, emerald cut.#421

Closed ended, eye clean, flash driven green emerald cut.  #421 This gemstone has a green with a great saturated level. It appears to be eye clean and with great crystal. The gem has closed ends and steep angles. It weighs 4.35 carats.

This stocky emerald cut looks rather like an octagon with the corners cut off so much, because of the steep angles on the ends of the stone.  But it seems to produce a great showing of this gems superior flash driven color.  And what a green it has, straight from Namibia.   I was able to get larger, closed ended crystal from Namibia about ten years ago, but I have not seen anything like it since.

The posted stone appears to be eye clean  and has great crystal.  Its flash driven color in a medium dark stone rivals the best greens nature has produce in gemstones.  The color has excellent saturation and is a pure green.  It weighs 4.35 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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