Semi open ends with a flatter crown, green emerald cut.#433

Medium toned green emerald cut with semi open ends.  #433 This emerald cut is made with normal angles, but the c axis ends lack transparency. It has a nice medium toned green in the middle of the emerald cut. It weighs 2.66 carats.

This stone appears to be open on the ends and I cut it with the normal angles.  Still the c axis ends lack the expected transparency.  The flatter crown gives the stone a wide open look.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It has a nice medium tone level in central part of the stone. It weighs 2.66 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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