Slightly dichroic, but not closed, medium dark blue/green emerald cut.#367

Medium dark blue with overtone of green, emerald cut.#367 This emerald cut came from Namibia. Its medium dark blue with an overtone of green color is well saturated and flash driven. It appears to be eye clean and with find crystal. It weighs 1.14 carats.

This is a very nice medium dark toned blue with an overtone of green.  The color is flash driven and saturated.    It appears to be eye clean and have a fine crystal body.  The dichroism causes some darkening of the regularly cut ends, but appears to have a very similar color to the rest of the stone. It came in a lot I purchased, threw an African dealer, from Namibia.  It weighs 1.14 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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