Lightly toned, not dichroic, deeply cut, watery blue green, emerald cut.#386

Lightly toned,  non dichroic. eye clean, blue green,  emerald cut.  #386 This gemstone is a very deep well of pure flashing blue green color. It has such a light tone level that any flaws would be obnoxious. Thank goodness there are no inclusions. It weighs 5.47 carats.

This lightly toned, non dichroic, emerald cut does not look like a classical tourmaline.  If you did not do an index of refraction test on it and find that it has a much higher index than beryl,  I would guess that this stone was an unheated aquamarine.  I think it has too much blue in it to call it a green beryl.  To get the deepest tone level out this extremely transparent gemstone,  I cut as deep a gem as I can comfortably do.  It has four rows of wide facets on the pavilion and the full complement of three rows of facets on the top.  Any flaws would be starkly seen and thank goodness there are none to bother you, as you get lost in the flashing well of its watery color.  It weighs 5.47 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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