Long Ratio, Open Ended, Green Emerald Cut#982

 

Nice long ratio green emerald cut This emerald cut does have a few marks on the pavilion. It has a nice cut, bright excellent polish and an average color. The open ends make for a nice flash in the ends and an open medium toned gemstone.

Rough that requires a long ratio emerald cut is not #1 on my hit parade.  They take effort to keep their long narrow facets square even during the polishing process.  Being common does not help my enthusiasm either.  The biggest challenge with their cutting, outside of square facets, is getting rid of any the radial flaws.  They are not only unsightly, especially in an emerald cut, but a threat to the integrity of the gemstone.  I see a few tiny parallel marks at one end of this emerald cut that could be the residual of some radial flaws.  They are so small that I don’t think they detract from the beauty of the gemstone, but I wish they weren’t there.  The stone has bright open ends, a chip free keel and a polish that is so bright that it kind of looks like the stone is backed in foil.  It weighs a nice 3.83 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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