Included bright medium toned apple green emerald cut, copper bearing

Included, bright, blue green to apple green emerald cut, cuprian. This copper bearing emerald cut is bright despite its inclusion, which are easily seen under the table. Still the inclusions do not flash and the emerald cut has a great blue green to apple green color. It weighs 3.85 carats.

I did not buy the rough for this included emerald cut as copper bearing.  I liked its medium toned blue green to apple green color despite its included grade.  I usually try not to cut emerald cuts with inclusions under the table, but you have to consider the yield from the rough, in picking the cut.   On top of the moderate inclusions, the crystal is not particularity good.  This probably comes from having many tiny inclusions. Still the bright blue green to apple green color wins out over the adversities and when I discovered that the stone has copper, with my spectrometer, I smiled.  The stones bright look, despite the inclusions, made sense.  I am glad I went for everything I could get from the rough.  The stones weighs 3.85 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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