Long ratio open ended green emerald cut#991


Green, Long Ratio, Open Ended, Emerald Cut This bright green emerald cut has 4 rows of facets on the pavilion. It is clean and has flashy ends. It weighs 3.55 carats.

When the choice and supply of tourmaline rough runs down, I usually have a choice.  Either buy medium pinks or long ratio greens.  With pinks you do  not have a problem with closed ends, but they can be included.  With long ratio greens I still do not like dark ends, but I put up with them.  With pictures on the internet it is generally hard to know which problem will appear, flaws or closed ends, but when the supply is low,  there is a good possibility that something is not up to the standard you hoped for.  Fortunately this stone’s crystal had open ends.  I would have split it, but that is wasteful and not absolutely needed in this case.  I did put extra effort into this clear bright green emerald cut by cutting an extra round of facets (4) on the pavilion.  I was rewarded with a bright green emerald cut with flashy ends that is clean and weights 3.55 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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