Lightly included saturated yellow emerald cut

Slightly included saturated yellow emerald cut This is a great saturated yellow emerald cut. The slight inclusions have no effect on the beauty of the stone. It is bright and flashy without a hint of green or brown. It weighs1.40 carats.

This lightly included yellow emerald cut was made from the last preform that I got out of two larger pebbles, I purchased years ago on the internet.  The material has the best yellow without a hint of green or brown, I have ever obtained, but all the finished stones were included. I probably put off cutting the emerald cut, because this style of cut is very sensitive to imperfections in the rough.  If the flaws lie under the table they can be very obvious, so I had some trepidation, when I started examining this emerald cut from years ago.  I couldn’t see any problems with this smaller, brightly saturated gemstone!  How could that be, was my memory failing me?  As I began to write eye clean in the title, I finally spotted an area, on the side of the table, that appears to be in the crown with some very light inclusions.  They have no impact on this truly beautiful gemstone.  Seeing the inclusion did help me regain my faith in my memory and let me settle into admiring a great example of a very rare saturated yellow tourmaline that for all practical purposes is eye clean.  It weighs 1.40 carats and I love it.


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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