Longer ratio blue to green emerald cut.

Long ratio, blue to green emerald cut with dark ends. This emerald cut is a classic tourmaline assortment of qualities. It does have a stronger change from blue to green than most. It weighs 2.85 carats and has some minor flaws close to the keel.

The longer ratio in this emerald cut reduces the visual impact of the darker ends that are cut with standard angles.  It is a bit included toward the keel, but the gemstones richer tones obscure them.  Its color floats between a blue in natural light to a blue green in my yellowish light.  This change is stronger than most blue tourmaline in the collection.  This stone is a classic tourmaline combination that weighs 2.85 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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