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Strange and unique, possibly chrome green emerald cut.

Well here is another gemstone hot off the dop stick.  The rough had a natural table that was obvious and the tables outline looked rather like a “D”.  It had a moderately strong degree of dichroism with a very nice … Continue reading

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An eye opening golden green emerald cut.#445

I knew there was something “funny” with this emerald cut as soon as I focused on it.  It has golden green on the storage box, but color was not that big a deal with this mostly green emerald cut.  I … Continue reading

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Semi open ends with a flatter crown, green emerald cut.#433

This stone appears to be open on the ends and I cut it with the normal angles.  Still the c axis ends lack the expected transparency.  The flatter crown gives the stone a wide open look.  It appears to be … Continue reading

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Semi closed ended, spicy green emerald cut#425

This spicy emerald cut with semi closed ends is pretty flashy for an emerald cut.  It appears to be eye clean and have fine crystal.  It has a medium tone level and weighs 1.24 carats. Bruce

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Well saturated green with a touch of blue, closed ended, emerald cut.#411

If I was an emerald, I would want to look like this green with a touch of blue tourmaline. (like many synthetic emeralds).  The tone level of medium dark along with being eye clean and with fine crystal blows many … Continue reading

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Steep ends on a semi closed, well saturated, medium toned green emerald cut#405 cut.

This emerald cut has steeply cut  ends because it has semi closed ends.  Its well saturated medium tone a/b axis color is very nice.  It weighs .72 carats. Bruce

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Snappy green classic green emerald cut with semi closed ends#402

This small emerald cut is quite flashy considering that its ends are semi closed.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  The medium toned, snappy green a/b axis is what really makes this gemstone.  It weighs 1.13 … Continue reading

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Long ratio, semi closed ends, spicy green emerald cut.#1145

I went to college in Colorado in the late sixties from New Jersey.  Besides being introduced to many delicacies of western fare, I ran into Mexican food for the first time.  When I asked my “friends” which salsa I should … Continue reading

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Slightly included pastel golden orange emerald cut.#1140

This tourmaline looks a lot like a topaz I cut years ago.  The emerald cut has a nice medium light tone level with darker, but not closed ends.  It flash very nicely and is only slightly included.  And the color … Continue reading

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Another blue green round with transparency problems.#122

This standard round brilliant is a medium dark toned disappointment.  The lack of transparency is again evident with  a stone cut perpendicular to the c axis.  It does have some muted flash and a decent bluish color, but it is … Continue reading

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A green color dot with apparent c axis transparency problems.#115

I have been finding more tourmaline with c axis transparency problems than I realized in the collection.  They have all been blues and greens.  This medium dark, small standard round brilliant seems to have joined the group of known examples.  … Continue reading

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Classic bright saturated green with dark ends emerald cut.#399

This is a quintessential example of a classic green tourmaline taken to perfection.  Its central color is a bright grass green, but it is so dichroic that the ends are completely dense.  To generate flash in the ends and minimize … Continue reading

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Dark ends, dark tone, but great saturated blue emerald cut.#278

This personal stone has limited flash in bars across the stone beclause the ends are very closed.  But the flash is a great blue that is rare in tourmaline.   It has one faint narrow fracture that is not deep and … Continue reading

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