Included, dichroic, medium dark green trilliant cut.#1187

Included. dichroic, great medium tone level, dark green trilliant. This gem is beautiful despite its inclusions. The trilliant's table is cut at about 45 degrees to the c axis and that produces a great mixing of the dichroic colors. It weighs carats.

Now I am not saying the I prefer included stones, to the pure joy of bright, flashing, eye clean perfection, but some inclusions don’t bother me as much as they use to.  This trilliant has a great dichroic green.  But in this case the c axis with its yellower green is only modestly darker than the bluer a/b axis.  The inclusions are numerous, but small and rather evenly spread out threw the stone.  They probably do inhibited the flash of the stone,  but the excitement that goes on in this stone as it is moved can not be resisted.   Flashes of blue green and yellow come to life and then sink into the glories of the mixed green body. (The trilliant’s table was cut at about 45 degrees to the c axis) The inclusions give the stone an emerald like richness without appearing to make the trilliant broken or defective.  Bottom line, I like the stone and it weighs  3.11 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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