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.