Stately blue emerald cut with authority.#535

A substantial blue emerald cut. This is a beautiful, completely open blue with great crystal. It is eye clean and and weighs 3.21 carats. An impressive gem, but not eye candy.

The emerald cut is a combination of an absolutely transparent body without any hint of dichroism and wonderful crystal. It is quite impressive without even mentioning a color.  Now its eye clean stature and stable blue color (it slips a little in the yellow light, but no more than expected.) gives me the same feeling that I used to get at looking at old bank buildings.  Solid and responsible, not a piece of eye candy.  It has a great blue and very good flash, even thought the emerald cut is not a strong scintillating cut, the ends are active.  Still this substantial stone refuses to cross the line and become eye candy.  It weighs 3.21 carats and would make a powerful statement in a piece of jewelery as long as you don’t want eye candy.   I really didn’t want it to be eye candy, but it would be nice.

Bruce

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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