Included hot pink emerald cut.#1123


Included hot pink emerald cut. This emerald cut still has merit because of its bright hot pink color despite having a pretty uniform collection of inclusion with poor crystal under the table. It weighs .93 carats.

When I was in college I played a lot of duplicate bridge after the first year or so of study.  I had to lean a lot of rules and got better at the game.  But after some time I realized when some of the rules should be bent if not broken at times.

This emerald cut breaks one of the primary directives, don’t cut an emerald cut from material that has poor quality crystal and inclusions under the table.  The cut shows off the imperfections much more than some other cuts like an oval.

Well I am looking at a very pretty hot pink gemstone that has a rather uniform level of imperfections right under the table.  And it really doesn’t bother me that much, because there is another directive that should be considered.

Great color in a color gemstone can cover over a lot of problems and saving the most you can of it, in a well cut gemstone, is essential to satisfaction in life.

This hot pink moderately included emerald cut does not have fine crystal, but the color makes it all better.  Yes if it was pure, that would be better, but this is the real world and lot of the best color out there is not in the purest of gemstones.  If I have to chose, I take color, like this .93 carats emerald cut has, over cleanliness.




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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