Hexagonal cut green tourmaline.#422

Moderately toned, bluish green hexagonal cut.  #422 This hexagonal cut gemstone has the top of an emerald cut and a culet. It has a moderate tone level and appears to be eye clean. The bluish green gemstone weighs 2.16 carats.

This gemstone was an experiment in cutting a “hexagonal cut”  in a moderately toned, bluish green tourmaline.  The shape of the gemstone and its crown are the same as an emerald cut, but the pavilion is angled toward a culet.  I does produce a radiating flash that is nice, but I only cut a couple of them.  It does require an open c axis to be useful.  This gemstone appears to be eye clean with fine crystal.  It weighs 2,16 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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