Included saturated blue green emerald cut.#393

Included, saturated blue green flash, emerald cut.  #393 This gemstone is only a display item because of unstable flaws that moved while I cut it. It still has a medium toned, blue green flashy body with darker semi open ends. It weighs 7.04 carats.

This was the largest piece I cut from the lot I got from my regular African dealer, before the blues from Namibia became much harder and more expensive to get.  It suffers from the moving flaw problem I saw in other pieces.  They render this stone  a display piece only since I don’t know if it can be set without breaking.  The body of the stone that is not flawed has beautiful blue green flash and a medium tone.  Its ends are semi closed and were cut with standard angles.  It weighs 7.04 carats.

Bruce

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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