Hexagonal cut, lightly tone level, vegetable juice green#447

Hexagonal cut, vegetable juice green tourmaline.  #447 This hexagonal cut looks like a emerald cut on the crown, but has a culet. It is eye clean, but has a little chipping on the culet. It is lightly toned and has a vegetable juice green color. It weight is 2.59 carats.

I have seen a light tone and this rather flat green before and I have shied away from calling it a vegetable juice green, but this stone color is filled with the juice, in my mind.  I tried to bring life to this apparently eye clean (but there is a little chipping on the culet) with a hexagon cut, but it doesn’t really come alive, even under my yellowish light.  As I have said tourmaline comes in everything green can offer and this 2.59 carat stone helps show that, even if it never will make the hit parade.  Still it is hard to know what some people like and this certainly is a nice natural stone with an interesting color.


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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