Heavely included, long ratio, blue emerald cut.#962


Heavily included blue emerald cut. This emerald cut weighs 2.80 carats and is heavily included. It is a modest stone that remains in the collection because of color. #962


When I got this rough I knew that it was heavenly included, but it had wonderfully blue views down the c axis.  I cut a long ratio emerald cut out of it, because that was the only practical gemstone I could get out of the rough.  As this gem demonstrates, an emerald cut is not the way to go with included material, especially when it is under the table.  Also great views down the c axis doesn’t always translate into a beautiful stone.  Still this  2.80 carat stone is in the collect because it does have a nice blue even if the hope for copper content did not materialize.



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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