Open ended flashy emerald cut with a bit of olive in the color.#427

Open end, flashy green with some olive, emerald cut.  #427 This emerald cut' s color does not benefit from the open c axis color of a bronze olive green. The gemstone does appear to be eye clean and with fine crystal, but the color is below average. It weighs .96 carats.

This is a nice smaller emerald cut with normal ends and a good amount of flash.  The c axis is sort of a olive bronze that gives the stone a below average color.  It does appear to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs.96 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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