Slide the tone level of green all the way up with this emerald cut.

A spicy, tone graded, green emerald cut. This is an interesting stone besides being beautiful . Its tone graded, spicy green, is richly displayed at both ends, do to the optics of the stone. It is eye clean and with excellent crystal. It weighs 3.32 carats.

This attractive and interesting emerald cut is not a bicolor or tricolor.  It is just one bright acid green color displayed along the long axis of the stone from very pale to a dark tone.  There is a darker end in the emerald cut, next to the pale part, that comes from what I call the pagoda effect.  The color comes from the dark end and the stone guides the green color down the long axis of the stone to the lightly toned end where it emerges from the gemstone.  This effect can be strong enough to make you think that both ends of a graded gemstone like this have the same tone value of the color.

This spicy emerald cut is exciting up close and provocative from a distance.  It is eye clean and has great crystal.  It weighs 3.32 carats and would make a really creative piece of jewelery.


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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