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Barion cushion cut, dichroic, blue green, yellowish green colors, Afghanistan.#435

This is a nice Barion cut that works well with open ended tourmaline, that has enough depth to cut it without excessive weight loss.  The green c axis dominates the cushion while the blue a/b axis fills in the sides.  … Continue reading

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Barion cushion cut with step crown, browned orange.#1119

This a beautiful stone that is unique in the collection.  It is a dravite because of the brown overtone, but it is most unusual because it is only slightly dichroic.  The principle (c) axis is only a shade or so … Continue reading

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Big brother of the outstanding sea foam Barion Cut #190 from Afghanistan#200

Many tourmaline crystals have broader bases than the areas toward their terminus and when you trying to get the most of a spectacular sea foam tourmaline crystal, you cut for the largest quality stone you can get.  This is why … Continue reading

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One of a pair of outstanding sea foam Barion Cusions, Afghanistan. #190

In the middle of supporting my daughters threw college I received some money from my mother’s estate.  Now most of the money probably ended up at school, but dad deserves a little fun too. I had run into an interesting … Continue reading

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A beautiful rich red/pink in a Barion cushion crowned with a two step.#187

This is a beautiful gemstone.  It is a great sultry red/pink that is uplifted with a Barion Cut that has a two step, emerald cut like, crown.  It appears to be eye clean and without noticeable dichroism.  So even though … Continue reading

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Dichroic green and yellow green Barion cushion.#164

The Barion cut definitely lifts this nice dichroic green gem up to its flashing best.  It preforms its function of mixing a nice yellow green in the ends and a fine green on its sides into a dynamic play of … Continue reading

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Mahogany Barion cushion cut. #84

This is a beauty gemstone with a great brown (root beer) hue.  Some would say that a brown can not be great, but this Barion cushion cut mixes the pastel brown a/b axis color with the much richer orange brown … Continue reading

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Olive green Barion cushion cut #83

This is a beautiful gemstone despite being a color that is not particularly appreciated in tourmaline.   This olive green Barion cut has such great flash and crystal that even its brownish green color dances.  Its medium tone and limited amount … Continue reading

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A moderately included bluish green, square Barion cushion.#771

On a trip to the west coast, I was able to cherry pick a large lot of sea foam tourmaline from Afghanistan.  I wanted to get something, but I could not afford much.  The rough for this square Barion cushion … Continue reading

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The cut can make the caramel brown Barion cushion fun.#521

This desaturated orange works great in the Barion cushion.  Its eye clean and with good crystal that makes everything a sweet deal.  Its tone level is medium dark and flash does dominate the stone.  When the stone is at rest … Continue reading

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Radiating Pink Fire from a Barion Cushion Cut.

This is not a laid back pink, or one that ever wanted to cloth babies.  This Barion Cushion radiates fire right into your face.  It is a hot medium rich pink that  really takes off in my yellowish light source.  … Continue reading

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This is the mother of all greens in the collection, Barion cushion.

In every lot there has to be the biggest piece of rough.  The rough that cut this large Barion cushion was by far the biggest piece of tourmaline in the lot I bought from Afghanistan.  It was not only the … Continue reading

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Dichroic Orange Barion Cushion Cut

This is a great gemstones.  In natural light, the difference between the dichroic colors is pronounced. (The lighter toned orange being in the middle of the gem.)  The a/b axis is a medium pastel orange and the c axis colors … Continue reading

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Colorless Barion Cushion Cut, probably heated.

The piece of rough came via Thailand and was probably heated.  I used the colorless rough to make my first trial run with the Barion Cushion Cut Pattern.  It all came out well and the colorless tourmaline (achroite) is part … Continue reading

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Outstanding Dichroic Barion Cushion Cut Afghanistan

This Barion cushion cut has everything you would want in a dichroic blue green/yellow green gemstone.  The blue green is in the middle of the cushion with the the yellow green in the ends.  The medium tone value is just … Continue reading

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Very slight included, really great pink, Barion cushion cut.

I thought I had a GEM (highest quality gemstone) on my hands with this out standing pink Barion cushion cut, but it does  have a tiny flaw in one corner.   If you have read many of my posts, you would … Continue reading

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Beautiful slightly dichroic green Barion Cushion

This is a beautiful gemstone.  It has a medium dark tone and a green that is a well mixed blend of a slightly yellower and slightly bluer green that are not very different in tone level.  It is eye clean … Continue reading

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Great Barion Cushion in Dichroic Pink

This Barion Cut cushion has a two step crown that really opens up the stone to see all the color, the flashing pavilion can reflect.  The lighter pure pink is on the sides of the cushion, but it is the … Continue reading

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Important red, eye clean, cushion

When I retired, I put my money into tourmaline rather than the stock market or the bank.  The rough for this 21.4 carat, red, Barion cushion with a three step crown was purchased with some of that retirement money.  It … Continue reading

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Blue Included cushion cut that is cuprian.#961

  This is an interesting stone.  I bought it after my supply of cuprian tourmaline had pretty much dried up.   I continued to buy the smaller more included cuprian material that became remained available, because I am always looking for … Continue reading

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Smaller Golden Barion Cushion#914

  This 1.66 carat Barion Cushion is about as small as I make this style of cut. (pavilion a Graham design)  It was done to try and mix a golden c axis color with a purer yellow a/b axis color … Continue reading

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