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Open ended medium tones blue green emerald cut.#440

This is the type of emerald cut that is not rare in the collection.  It probably came from Afghanistan and is very pretty without being overtly flashy.  It is completely open and is probably eye clean.  There really is nothing … Continue reading

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Golden green, olive medium plus tone level emerald cut.#437

This closed ended emerald cut has a nice medium plus tone level.  Its color is golden green on the storage box, but I would probably call it an olive green.  It appears to be eye clean and have fine crystal.  … Continue reading

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Smaller emerald cut with dichroic green and yellow green color.#434

This emerald cut has normal angles and an open yellowish green c axis.  The a/b axis is a medium green and the overall tone level is moderate.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It came from … Continue reading

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Completely open, bright blue green emerald cut, Afghanistan#432

This is another winner from Afghanistan.  Its yellower c axis sparkles in the end and the bluer a/b axis dichroic color makes for a touchdown.  As usual the stone has great transparency.  It appears to be eye clean and weighs … Continue reading

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Straight lace blue with open ends, emerald cut.#530

Many of the blues that I have and love have either a rich sapphire blue look or sing of the tropical waters.  This straight laced blue follows a more stalwart path to success.  It does not play with green much … Continue reading

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Barely dichroic, medium toned, blue modified green, emerald cut.#428

This emerald cut has a sophisticated green that plays a bit with blue.  It is completely open and barely dichroic.  Still it is not eye candy and it may have just a touch of gray to keep it in line.  … Continue reading

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Beautiful completely open dichroic green emerald cut. Afghanistan#426

Now I love a great green in a closed ended, emerald cut, but when you see the true potential of green tourmaline in a completely open gemstone with mixing dichroic colors, it is big step up.  Afghanistan again claims the … Continue reading

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Medium light tone, blue green color with significant flaw, emerald cut#412

This bright open blue green emerald cut has sparkle in the ends.  It has a more shift in its color than the more common yellow greens which is pleasing.  Unfortunately this gemstone appears to have failed and there is a … Continue reading

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Small emerald cut saturate green color and open ends.#409

This is about as small as I have ever cut an emerald cut.  It weighs .33 carats and is a dandy little open ended and well saturated green gem.  It also appears to be eye clean. Bruce

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Steeply cut ends on a well saturated green emerald cut.#406

The emerald cut has normal ends because it has open ends.  Its well saturated green color is is bright and flashy.  It appears to be eye clean and with great transparency.  It weighs 1.20 carats. Bruce

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Well saturated, eye clean, green emerald cut.#404

This green emerald cut has a well saturated color.  It appears to be eye clean and has almost open ends which helps make it flashy.  It weighs .64 carats. Bruce

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Almost square, completely open, green emerald cut, Afghanistan.#401

This is a beautiful almost square emerald cut from Afghanistan.  Its medium tone level is a little high for sea foam, but it is in the same blue green family.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. … Continue reading

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Fully open, slightly dichroic, spring green emerald cut.#1169

Over the years of cutting green tourmaline with every degree of darkness down the c axis,  I have really come to appreciate an emerald cut like this one.  It is slightly dichroic, but the c axis is wide open and … Continue reading

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Open ended and medium toned, green emerald cut.#1143

This emerald cut appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It has open ends and a fine medium tone level.  It green color is interesting as it is a bit different than most green tourmaline.  Just another example … Continue reading

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Completely open, medium toned blue green, emerald cut.#395

This is a beautiful gemstone.  It has a great,completely open, medium toned body.  In fact it is not even dichroic, at least by eye.  The color shines from the tray without needing to be flashed and when it is moved, … Continue reading

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Excellent completely open dichroic green emerald cut.#392

This dichroic emerald cut has a great well saturated green c axis on the ends and lighter blue sides.  The overall impression of the stone is of a bright flashy medium toned green with a touch of blue.  The stone … Continue reading

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A Namibian revelation, completely open blue green emerald cut.#385

The posted revelation.  It weighs 2.75 carats. Mom’s stone, it weighs 5.27 carats. In a separate, private transaction, I receive a lot that contained one piece of rough.  I came to call my “Mother’s Stone” because I used part of … Continue reading

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Deep, completely cut, open medium pastel blue green emerald cut.#376

This is a great gemstone.  I cut it with the full complement of 3 steps of facets on the crown and 4 steps of facets on the pavilion.  This, along with a medium toned blue green color, that flashes from … Continue reading

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A moderately dichroic blue green emerald cut.#369

This medium toned emerald cut definitely has richer green ends and rather pale bluer green sides.  The green ends dominate the stone, so I would call it a green with an overtone of blue.  The ends though darker than the … Continue reading

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Slightly dichroic, but not closed, medium dark blue/green emerald cut.#367

This is a very nice medium dark toned blue with an overtone of green.  The color is flash driven and saturated.    It appears to be eye clean and have a fine crystal body.  The dichroism causes some darkening of the … Continue reading

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Medium lightly toned grayed green emerald cut.#365

This medium lightly toned grayed green goes toward the bluish side when permitted by the light.  It has a bright flashy look with completely open ends.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs 1.91 carats. … Continue reading

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Smaller, bright green with a touch of blue, open ended emerald cut.#362

This smaller emerald cut has a  color many real emeralds would be jealous of.  It is medium dark green with a touch of blue.  It appears to be eye clean and has completely open ends.  Such sparkle in a darker … Continue reading

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On the edge of tiny, medium light pastel emerald cut.#359

This has to be one of the smallest emerald cuts I have made.  Its medium light blue color is a fine pastel and its open ends give life to the stone.  It weighs .37 carats and will probably will not … Continue reading

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Small, bright, open ended, included, blue green emerald cut.#356

This small emerald cut is a very nice gemstone.  Its flaws are not major and the emerald cut is still bright and flashy.  It has a medium toned blue green look that grabs the eye.  It weighs.68 carats. Bruc

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An emerald cut with open ends and green touched with blue.

No 540 picture for now. This emerald cut has a nice complex color that get touches of blue in a mainly a green world.  The gemstones tone level is delightfully breezy and without any darkness in the ends.  Such a … Continue reading

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A orangish brown dravite from East Africa, emerald cut

Brown is not the most desirable color in gemstones, but some stones are so bright and feisty that even brown can not hold them back.  This emerald cut is a representative of a group of dravites coming out of East … Continue reading

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Bright and light without a hint of darkness, emerald cut.

This emerald cut is an example of why it is difficult to make broad generalized statements about tourmaline.  Many tourmalines do not show strong or even noticeably pleochroic/dichroic effects.  There are many tourmalines in my collection that can not be … Continue reading

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Smaller blue green emerald cut with normal ends.

Another bit of blue green beauty in a smaller emerald cut.  The emerald cut has normal angels on the ends and has an eye clean, darker toned presences.  It and its brothers have help keep me cutting threw some pretty … Continue reading

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Open Ends and Strong shift from Blue to Green, Emerald Cut

This smaller emerald cut has normal angles on the end, because its ends are open.  Open ends lead to flashy ends and having the corners cut off less.  Taken together this makes an emerald cut with closed ends look significantly … Continue reading

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Makes you wonder if it is a tourmaline emerald cut.

The only problem with pretending that this is not a tourmaline is the color.  I don’t know too many other gemstones that have this stone’s bright yellow green hue. (Maybe beryl)  Still all the people who think that tourmaline is … Continue reading

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Smaller, Open Ended Dichroic Green, Oval

This middle of the road green oval has refreshingly open ends.  Both dichroic color are green and blend together nicely with the darker color in the ends.  It appears to be eye clean and has fine crystal.  It weighs .80 … Continue reading

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Slightly included spicy green emerald cut.

This nice sized emerald cut is slightly included, but the tiny dark lines are not distracting.   This is not true of the emerald cuts color which is a really bright and fun, slightly yellowish green color.  The ends of the … Continue reading

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Wonderfully open ended blue green emerald cut from Afghanistan.

Many people who have become familiar with commercially cut emerald cuts, hold them in low esteem.  They don’t have the scintillation of many other cuts (all emerald cuts share this) and the emerald cut’s flash is lessened by cutting them … Continue reading

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Open Dichroic Orange Oval

The selection of rough to cut this collection has never had an organized method to it, except for purchasing the best and most diverse set of color in tourmaline I can find and afford.  What that really boils down to … Continue reading

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Good Sized Solid Green Oval

I am working with an artist on a portrait that I will post on the “who am I” part of the site.  While I was watching him paint, I went threw one of his catalogs.  There were thousands of different … Continue reading

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Open Ends and a fine moderately toned green in an Emerald Cut.#1097

This nice green emerald cut is trying to reach toward being sea foam.  Its open ends sparkle with a bit yellower green, while the sides try and slide into blue green, but it just does not make it.  It is … Continue reading

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Long ratio open ended green emerald cut#991

  When the choice and supply of tourmaline rough runs down, I usually have a choice.  Either buy medium pinks or long ratio greens.  With pinks you do  not have a problem with closed ends, but they can be included.  … Continue reading

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Long Ratio, Open Ended, Green Emerald Cut#982

  Rough that requires a long ratio emerald cut is not #1 on my hit parade.  They take effort to keep their long narrow facets square even during the polishing process.  Being common does not help my enthusiasm either.  The … Continue reading

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Clean Moderate Tone Green Emerald cut with open ends.#979

  This flashy emerald cut needs to be examined closely to be really appreciated.  The end sparkle because they are open and this green tourmaline shows a very good level of transparency.  The stone’s color slides from grassy green to … Continue reading

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Blue/Green emerald open ends#931

  This rather pudgy emerald cut wins the day with open ends that are more greenish than the rather blue a/b color (typical).  The emerald cut permits you to see the different colors easily because it isolates the c axis … Continue reading

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