Included saturated yellow with a glaze of honey emerald cut.

Included honey dipped yellow emerald cut. This bright glistening honey dipped emerald cut is a fun gemstone. It is included, significantly , but for a rare color it is fine in my book. I weighs 1.91 carats.

I try not to cut emerald cuts from included material because the cut makes any inclusions that lye under the table very obvious.  But when you have a rare color like yellow and the rough is shaped to cut an emerald cut, you do what you have to do.  Position the flaws so they are perpendicular to the table if possible and away from the table, then cut for yield.  This honey dipped yellow is a real piece of eye candy.  Its color and tone level precluded hiding any flaws, but the excitement of having such a great color and tone value in a glistening gem overwhelms the defects. (I like yellow in tourmaline)The emerald cut weighs 1.91 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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