Tag Archives: non-dichroic

A bit of a brown shade on this richer golden oval.#269

This golden oval is a rich medium color with a wash or two of brown on it.  Still it is not dominated by brown, but I would call it a dravite.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine … Continue reading

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More gold in them thar hills, slightly included oval.#267

I am impress with the level of saturation of the gold in this oval.  Not a touch of brown or green anywhere to be seen.   It is slightly included, but is still a bright sparkling gemstone.  It does not … Continue reading

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A shield cut with whole wheat goodness.#263

Wheat is a good word to describe a pastel, slightly brownish, yellowish, peach color because it covers such a large range of colors and sounds nutritious.  This large shield cut is certainly tasty.  It is not dichroic at all and … Continue reading

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Medium pastel pink round that can carry its weight.#262

I really like my lightly toned pastel tourmalines.  They aren’t expected from tourmaline and I love to surprise people with their beauty.  But they must be kept clean in jewelery because they can not carry the piece by their color … Continue reading

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Gold to Green color changer, Dravite the species oval.#300

In my opinion this is a true color changer.  I have run into a few on the inter net, but this is the only one in the collection.  I did not realize that I had a another type of color … Continue reading

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Slightly included non dichroic blue green oval#737

This is a very nice and rather different blue green oval.  It has a medium tone level and has a uniform color and tone level because it is not dichroic.  It is slightly included beside the girdle, which has no … Continue reading

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Flawed, medium light, non dichroic, pastel blue green emerald cut.#449

This is a nice sized emerald cut that is not dichroic and has a medium light tone level.  It has fine crystal, but a couple of residual radial flaws spoil the stone clean flashy look.  When I see this amount … Continue reading

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Green IceT all around for this highly transparent emerald cut.#448

This pale green emerald cut is not dichroic and without any problems with its cleanliness or crystal.  I would honestly think this was a beryl or maybe even a greened quartz before I would guess a tourmaline.  With successful polishing … Continue reading

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A very bright, non dichroic, medium toned, emerald cut. cuprian.#438

This pastel green with a touch of blue, emerald cut stands out in the tray of green emerald cuts.  It has a great medium tone and a very bright eye clean look.  I discovered that this gemstone has copper in … Continue reading

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Fine, medium toned, green emerald cut that is not visibly dichroic.#408

This is a beautiful, well saturated green emerald cut that is not visibly dichroic.  It appears to be eye clean and with excellent crystal.  Its completely open ends with the same color and tone values as the sides of the … Continue reading

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Long ratio, hot pink pool with sparkles on the ends, oval#1104

This oval has as long a ratio of the length to the width (1.5 times) that I cut.  The oval cut that I use,which is a lazy oval meet point design, although I don’t cut it in a completely meet … Continue reading

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A perfect beautifully green chrome tourmaline.#117

Saying a chrome tourmaline is green is redundant, but I don’t want anyone, even for a moment to think that this standard round brilliant is anything other than the ideal green tourmaline in a medium tone level.  It is not … Continue reading

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Non dichroic, rich pastel blue green shield cut.#180

This smaller shield cut is a bit hazy from a lower grade of crystal.  Still its rich blue green pastel color is nice and the naturally flashy nature of the shield cut helps to make this a nice gemstone.  It … Continue reading

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Bright yellow green oval with a two step crown. #51

Yellow green is a wide venue that is full of excitement with tourmaline.  This bright yellow green oval is toward the medium toned, yellow end.  It appears to be eye clean and have excellent crystal.  It maybe me, but I … Continue reading

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A blue sliding into greener blue hue in a great emerald cut. Namibia#398

This medium toned blue emerald cut takes on a quite distinct greenish cast in yellowish light, but still stays on the bluer side of green.  It is completely with dichroism and its low ratio between its length and its width … Continue reading

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Slight bicolor with a few marks blue to green emerald cut.#396

This medium light toned emerald cut slides around between green and bluer green depending on the light.  It has excellent transparency except for a few marks scattered in the stone.  The most important is on a corner of the table … Continue reading

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Lightly toned, not dichroic, deeply cut, watery blue green, emerald cut.#386

This lightly toned, non dichroic, emerald cut does not look like a classical tourmaline.  If you did not do an index of refraction test on it and find that it has a much higher index than beryl,  I would guess … Continue reading

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Really snappy blue green, not dichroic, emerald cut

Now I like medium dark fully saturated emerald cuts as much as the next man, and maybe more, but when I see a medium tone, well saturated non dichroic barn burn of a blue green, I rejoice.  This eye candy … Continue reading

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Small medium toned green dot of color#788

This standard round brilliant was cut while I experimented with cutting small rounds.  It has a nice medium tone that stands up to being in such a small stone.  Its color is a nice green without dichroism and is a … Continue reading

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Medium toned green dot of color.#787

This standard round brilliant has a nice medium toned green color.  It appears to be eye clean  and without dichroism.  It weighs .35 carats and is a nice do of color for the eye. kBruce

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Small baby blue oval#782

This small oval has a medium light pastel blue color.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  The color is even and completely open because the stone does not display any dichroism.   This flashy gemstone weighs … Continue reading

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Just rolling in peaches, emerald cut.#537

This emerald cut has a nice medium tone level without dichroism.  It is completely eye clean and with excellent crystal.  It is a peach pastel like a peach pastel should be.  It weighs 4.10 carats. Bruce

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Very pale peach emerald easy choice for IceT development#536

This is one of those tourmaline that you would think is anything, but a tourmaline.  Its tone level is very low and the stones crystal is flawless.  It is not dichroic and actually looks like some inexpensive topaz I had … Continue reading

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Stately blue emerald cut with authority.#535

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 … Continue reading

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Non dichroic, lightly toned shield cut.#505

If you want to spend the time and effort on a shield cut, this is a stone like you would want to cut.  It has all the right gemological properties in a mild bright pastel blue.  It refuses to gray … Continue reading

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A mahogany GEM flashes in the collection, emerald cut.

The composite color brown (a color not found in the rainbow that comes from mixing colors) does not get very much respect in the color stone world.  I realize that might be changing with the development of a market for … Continue reading

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Cuprian, nice pastel yellow standard round brilliant.

This bright medium toned yellow does not have copper in its composition. This bright medium toned yellow has copper in its composition (detected with spectrometer)   This medium light pastel has exactly the same color as #322 and yet my … Continue reading

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Very nice pastel yellow oval

This pastel yellow appears to be eye clean.  Its tone level is medium light and does not appear to have a greenish or brownish overtone.  With a fine crystal, a great polish and cut, the stone has to be a … Continue reading

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An amazing GEM green emerald cut.

To be a GEM (highest quality gemstone) in the world of green tourmaline is saying a lot.  The competition from chrome tourmaline and cuprian tourmaline is intense.  Now I am not saying that this gem can match the level of … Continue reading

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What can I say about gray, dark emerald cut.

I really don’t know how much dark gray tourmaline is out there to be faceted, but this is the only example that I have.  It is not just a dud to be kept as an example of the range of … Continue reading

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Smaller amber to brown emerald cut.

This dravite, is a great amber to brown color and is not dichroic.  This means that the color is uniform and the end bright and flashy.  It appears to be eye clean with fine crystal.  It came from East Africa … Continue reading

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Included bright sparkling golden peach, emerald cut

The bright refreshing pastel color of this smaller emerald cut, kind of flashes away the eye visible inclusions.  Its color definitely dances between a more peach or golden look.  The gemstone is not dichroic and its complete open and transparent … Continue reading

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