Slight bicolor with a few marks blue to green emerald cut.#396

Graded green to blue green bicolor emerald cut.  #396 This emerald cut has a fine clean look except for a few scattered marks. It is not discernible dichroic and has a hue(color) that shifts around green to bluer green. It weighs a nice 7.05 carats.

This medium light toned emerald cut slides around between green and bluer green depending on the light.  It has excellent transparency except for a few marks scattered in the stone.  The most important is on a corner of the table and is noticeable to me.  There is no darkness in the ends because the stone is not dichroic to any extent.  The bicolor nature of the stone is from more a change in tone, only one step I would say, rather than anything discernible in color.  The gradation goes from one end of the emerald cut to the other.  This interesting stone weighs 7.05 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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