Pretty Little Blue Green Emerald Cut#906


Smaller bright blue green emerald cut. This 1 carat blue green emerald cut is bright and flashy and has open ends. Not completely clean, but it is a fine little gem.

Going down the tray this smaller gemstone does not grab you eye because of its size. but focus and you see a very nice gemstone.  I don’t think that it is perfectly clean like most tourmalines, but nothing really distracts the eye.  It has open and very transparent ends that have a bit more yellow in them than the bluer a/b sides.  This is very tourmaline and is similar to “sea foam” from Afghanistan.   Sea foam from Afghanistan with a bright “neon” look is one of the more expensive varieties of tourmaline out there, so this stone is in good company.

One feature of this gemstone that I really like is that it has a bright flashy life in an emerald cut.  Experts can find emerald cuts to be so simple that they fall asleep cutting them.  They are also one of the most abused cuts out there, since it is a “color” cut and proper angles may/probably won’t be adhered to.   Weight retention is paramount and while a tourmaline cut with the proper angles will be a deep stone, it is manageable in commercial settings.  You can not always say that about native cuts.  The posted gemstone weighs 1.06 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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