Makes you wonder if it is a tourmaline emerald cut.

Lovely, not dichroic, lightly toned, green emerald cut. This spicy green emerald cut is delightful different. It is eye clean and not dichroic. Combine that with a lightly toned spirit and tourmaline may not come to mind when you see it. It weighs 2.10 carats.

The only problem with pretending that this is not a tourmaline is the color.  I don’t know too many other gemstones that have this stone’s bright yellow green hue. (Maybe beryl)  Still all the people who think that tourmaline is only darker greens would be amazed by this emerald cut’s light tone and great transparency.  There is nothing close to dark ends, because this rarer green does not appear to be dichroic.  Also the tourmaline has taken such an outstanding polish that people might begin to think of garnet with its higher index of refraction and  brighter nature.  Anyway I would confess that this lovely, spicy, emerald cut, which weighs 2.10 carats. is a tourmaline.



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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