Medium dark toned, saturated, blue green emerald cut, included#391

Flawed, medium dark toned, saturated blue emerald cut.  #391 This large ratio emerald cut has an unstable flaw that renders it a display stone. It has great blue flash and the flaw is not that distracting in the darker tone, saturated body. It weighs 4.12 carats.

This emerald cut suffers from a flaw that propagated itself as I cut the stone.  The rest of the saturated medium dark toned body is eye clean and of good crystal, but I don’t know if the moving flaw would permit the stone to be set. It is at least a nice display item since the flaw is really not that distracting.  It also has very nice blue flash in this long ratio emerald cut with steeply cut ends.   It weighs 4.12 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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