Smaller green emerald cut with closed ends.

Modest stable green emerald cut with closed ends. This green with a little shifting to the blue emerald cut has closed ends, but is cut with normal angels. It appears to be eye clean and has a good solid tourmaline green. It weighs 1.51 carats.

There is some blue shifting in this modest green emerald cut.  It has closed ends, but is cut with normal angles.  I personally like the improved flash with normal angles even if the darkness encroaches a bit more from the closed ends.  It appears to be eye clean and has good crystal.  It weighs 1.51 carats.  As a foot note, regular angles on the ends, of closed ended tourmaline, makes them easier to set.


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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