Open ended bright, medium toned, green emerald cut, Mozambique#431

Flawed, flashy, medium toned green, emerald cut, Mozambique  #431 This bright flashy green emerald cut has a flashing radial flaw on the side of the emerald cut. I am sure that it propagated while I cut the stone. The stone has open ends and weighs 5.48 carats. Mozambique.

Looking at this bright medium toned emerald cut reminds me of my problem with propagating flaws in the green Mozambique material I got about ten years ago.  This gemstone has a quite visible, residual, radial flaw flashing at me.  I know that I would have not finished it that way unless I had to.

The emerald cut has normal angles on the ends and a reasonably open c axis.  The flash driven color is a well saturated green, with the bronze ends contributing very little to the stone.  The rest of the body of the gemstone is fine except for the weakness.  It weighs 5.48 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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