Green IceT all around for this highly transparent emerald cut.#448

An IceT delight, a flat pale green emerald cut.  #448 This emerald cut is not dichroic and is with fine crystal. It appears to be eye clean and with a very pale, off shade of green, color. It is ideal for the IceT group and weighs 5.46 carats.

This pale green emerald cut is not dichroic and without any problems with its cleanliness or crystal.  I would honestly think this was a beryl or maybe even a greened quartz before I would guess a tourmaline.  With successful polishing I know that this is a candidate for the IceT group that can only accept tourmalines of pale persuasion.  The color needs a little more than just green to describe it.  It looks like the juice from a wound in a green tomato that is ripe enough to have some juice.  I won’t tell which variety of tomato, since that would be going too far.  This rather different IceT member weighs 5.46 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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