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Well saturated yellow green, medium plus tone level emerald cut. Namibia#442

I like this gemstone.  It has too rich a tone level, at medium plus to really stand out in the tray without help, but it has such a classic yellow green tourmaline color when I help it, that it makes … Continue reading

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Rather dull yellow green closed ended emerald cut.#436

This stocky emerald cut has closed ends, but has a good amount of flash.  In the daylight its color definitely has a bronze, brownish cast in the medium dark plus toned, yellow green color.  But this is a gemstone that … Continue reading

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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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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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Closed ended with classic yellowish green color, emerald cut.#414

This emerald cut is an excellent representative for its class of tourmaline.  It has the following properties. 1,  Strongly dichroic, with a closed c axis. 2, Well saturated slightly yellowish green a/b axis. 3, Cut with steep ends to minimize … 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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Dichroic medium light yellow green emerald cut.#407

The ends of this emerald cut are a deeper yellow green, while the body of the gemstone is a medium toned green.  It is a nice open gemstone that is only moderately dichroic.  It weighs .60 carats. Bruce

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Spicy yellowish green medium plus tone level, emerald cut

The long ratio of this narrow emerald cut minimizes the closed ends and put forward a nice medium plus tone level of spicy green.  It appears to be eye clean and weighs.1.32 carats. Bruce

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Dichroic, but open ended snappy green emerald cut.#1157

This emerald cut has a little less than a medium tone level to set off a yellowish green to bluish green, flashy, color.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It is only mildly dichroic and has … Continue reading

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The elusive color of yellow green in the oval.#1155

At times I have used the word “dynamic” to discuss color in tourmaline excessively.  But thinking back threw the posts I have written for my site, I have not used the term that much.  Maybe it is because the pictures … Continue reading

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Moderately included spring green droplet of color.#1147

This standard round brilliant has a nice , spring green,  look despite its moderate inclusions.  Its medium tone level is much in demand with the droplets of color.  It weighs 1.36 carats. Bruce

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Medium toned, blue green, dichroic gemstone is a droplet of color.#1133

This standard round brilliant has an interest mixture of the two dichroic colors of blue green and yellow green.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs .54 carats and is a droplet of color. Bruce.

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Summing up the parts, beautiful yellow green shield cut.#1124

With all the difficulty and expense of getting natural tourmaline rough, it makes me wonder sometimes why I just don’t cut synthetic.  I don’t believe in any mystical force of nature or the healing power of natural gemstones, but I … Continue reading

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Another winner, pale yellow green, deep round.#1122

I feel a growing acceptance of a new force in the round world.  It the tourmaline rough meets the following criteria, it may end up being cut with a split horizontal main pavilion and a modified step cut crown. 1,  … Continue reading

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Nice sized, larger, medium toned yellow green round.#194

This medium toned yellow green is on the yellow side again.  I just can not lay off the yellows.  It has fine crystal and appears to be eye clean.  As usual it is very bright and flashy, which may be … Continue reading

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Bronze star for this round since the color doesn’t sell it.#193

Bronze is a nice way of saying that the yellow green has enough brown in it to be darker and not as flash.  And that is what we have with this standard round brilliant.  It is a rather common color … Continue reading

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Excellent yellow green with the green dominating, round#192

This is an excellent, wide open, fully transparent, deep round.  The depth of the stone is enhanced by the used of horizontally split mains. Its color is a flashy medium tone that appears to be eye clean.  I use the … Continue reading

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Slightly included, nicely saturated, yellow green, cuprian, droplet of color.#174

I was most fortunate to be in the hunt for different colors in tourmaline, when Mozambique began to produce cuprian tourmaline.  Then it was years before the copper bearing nature of the deposit was revealed in a reverse Alexandrite color … Continue reading

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Richer yellow green droplet of color.#172

When I venture out into the world of tourmaline rough for sale, I do not really think about what I want, rather what I have an opportunity to buy.  If I am able to make a tentative list of possible … Continue reading

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A yellow green with an uplifting shield cut.#168

When you have a piece of rough that is being preformed and it looks like it will make a shield cut, things are going well.  This eye clean, medium toned yellow green is nice, but the cut makes it a … 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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This medium light, pastel yellow green, droplet of color is included.#152

This gemstone has a galaxy of tiny flashing inclusions.  It certainly effects the droplets of color’s flash.  But in a way it makes it look more like candy, that is also enhanced by the stone light tone values.  It weighs … Continue reading

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Medium Toned, Yellow Green Bronze Round #93

This medium toned standard round brilliant is both not a dense stone or one that is excessively brown.  Its color is not completely driven by flash and under a gray sky I can see some bronze flash mixed into a … Continue reading

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Droplets of color unite, a yellow green gift is upon us. #72

This standard round brilliant is nothing more than a excellent example of an eye clean, very bright and flashy, yellow green colored beauty.  So if you like acid yellow green, you will love this round.  It weighs 1.18 carats and … Continue reading

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A great, clean, yellow green piece of eye candy, copper bearing round. #62

This is a beautiful gemstone.  Its acid yellow green color seems to burn a hold threw the little plastic box I store it in.  Its medium toned splendor is augmented by having copper as a chromophore in its chemistry.  I … 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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Pastel yellow to green slider, round#643

This medium light toned pastel flirts with both yellow and green.  The cut between these colors is always difficult in tourmaline and depends in part on the individuals eyes.  Yellow is the much rare color as you will definitely see … Continue reading

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Bright eye clean peridot yellow green, round#642

It is rather sad to use peridot’s green to reference tourmaline’s, but I think that more people know it than tourmaline’s colors.  Hopefully not for long.  I like yellow greens in tourmaline, they polish wonderfully and I think they have … Continue reading

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One vertical feather and the green flashes on, droplet of color#639

I can see I was successful with this standard round brilliant in getting the principle feather to intersect the table at about ninety degrees.  Face up the  feather is just a narrow whitish line.  The bright, rich, exceptional, slightly yellowish … Continue reading

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Medium toned sea foam from Afghanistan, droplet of color#626

This standard round brilliant was cut from the lot of high quality sea foam I obtained from Afghanistan.  It is eye clean and medium toned, but really too small to show the dynamic interplay of the blue green and yellow … Continue reading

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Please pass the extra virgin olive oil, droplet of color.#620

Olive oil has grown in popularity over the years and I vote for this color to get more respect in tourmaline too.  It doesn’t have to be rare to be good for your color appreciation. It sets off its color … Continue reading

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Pale, completely uniform yellow green pastel, droplet of color#617

This tourmaline was born to not look like tourmaline.  The standard round brilliant that was cut from it is bright and flashy, but with only enough tone level to just keep out of the IceT space.  It could easily be … Continue reading

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Olive yellow green droplet of color.#615

Now there are all sorts of olive greens in tourmaline and it is not a particularly prized color.  This medium dark, standard round brilliant, has decent flash for it tone level.  It also appears to be eye clean with good … Continue reading

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A smaller plain green droplet of color.#773

This standard round brilliant has a good tone level for a smaller droplet of color.  The rather sedate green is just that green.  It seems with tourmaline you are always reaching for adjectives to describe the multitudes of greens.  Well … Continue reading

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Here is the yellow green Peridot color you have been looking for round.#719

These standard round brilliants are so bright when they are cut from a medium pastel piece of rough, with a great color, like this one.  This stone acts like a headlight in my secret place besides a twisted florescent light … 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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Dichroic greenish yellow eye candy, emerald cut

One of the features I love about color in tourmaline is how different a color such as yellow green can look/feel in different gemstones.  I think there are at least three different sets of conditions that can produce a yellow … Continue reading

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Big and Bright and Brassy, Yellow Green Emerald Cut.

Here is a live one.  This large extremely bright yellow green without any dark tones, emerald cut will not calm down.  I personally think that yellow greens are some of the brightest tourmalines out there.  Whether it is to do … Continue reading

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A green oval that reminds me of seaweed.

Tourmaline comes in every shade of green from yellows that just a touch of green to blues the hate to show their green wash.  This oval is a bid different green with a level of yellow that reminds me of … Continue reading

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Classic, longer ratio closed ended, yellow green emerald cut.

This longer ratio emerald cut appears to be eye clean and with good crystal.  The emerald cut’s ratio helps to reduce the impact of the close ends.  The ends are faceted with normal angles.  Its green color is the classic, … Continue reading

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This smaller oval dances to a yellow green tune

This yellow green oval is not dichroic and has a bright eye clean look.  It has fine crystal  and a moderate tone level.  It would look great in a delicate,golden ring.  It weighs .77 carats.  ( Its tone level and … 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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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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Darker Yellow Green Clean Round

This standard round brilliant is a yellow green with a higher tone level than most.  I would not call it a classic tourmaline green because it is too yellow.  It appears to eye clean and has excellent crystal.  At 2.72 … Continue reading

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Average darker toned yellow green round.

This standard round brilliant has a couple of white flaws and a faint feather that are  next to the girdle.  They do not impact the beauty of the gemstone very much.  The rest of the stone has  decent clarity and … Continue reading

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Green IceT over ice, droplet of color

This standard round brilliant is a yellow green, but it is cool and icy light. With a tone level that darn near hits bottom, this eye clean droplet is very bright and crisp.  It weighs 1.03 carats and helps bring … Continue reading

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Dichroic yellow green and yellow brown droplet of color.

There has been quite a bit of looking at this standard round brilliant stone before its color was figured out.  At first glance it seemed almost like a gray, but then brownish flashes appeared.  Now that doesn’t make a lot … Continue reading

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An average tourmaline green with steep ends emerald cut.

I have cut many gemstone like this classic, medium dark toned, yellow green that drifts into blue green, emerald cut with closed ends.  The emerald cut does benefit from steeper ends, but if I have a decently large ratio between … Continue reading

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Smaller dichroic green oval

This dichroic oval in a mixture of bluer and yellower greens and is nice to see in an oval.  It is darker than ideal, but still displays it color nicely.  It appears to be eye clean and weighs 1.14 carats. … Continue reading

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Medium Dark Tone Level in a Deep Round

This round, which has a horizontally split main pavilion, is a down to earth yellow green beauty without any brown tones.  It does not appear to be dichroic in any appreciable way.  So it is bright, even and resistant to … Continue reading

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Bright dancing yellow green dynamic oval

This flashing oval may have a bit of an inclusion that is very difficult to see by eye and has not impact on the stone.  I confess that I am drawn to greens that are open and not dichroic like … Continue reading

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Darker tone Jumper from yellow green flash to blue flash, round.

Here is another good one.  This standard round brilliant is dark enough to have its color mainly flash driven under average lighting conditions.  I have a yellowish light and a diffused midday light to work with.  And this stone’s flash … Continue reading

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Very Nice Greenish Yellow Deeply cut Round

This gemstone got a split horizontal main pavilion to enrich its really nice yellow, washed in green.  That kind of pavilion can make a stone hard to photograph, but it shines when it is moved.  The nice average tone level … Continue reading

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Moderate Dichroism in Green Oval#241

This gemstones gains quit a bit from its dichroism.  This because its tone in the ends of the oval are quit moderate and the overall stone shows the two colors well.  The typical c axis color is yellower with the … Continue reading

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Darker ends on smaller oval#239

This smaller oval has a nice blue flash in the middle of the gemstone and darker yellowish green ends.  It is still flashy and really fires up under incandescent lights.  It weighs 1.06 carats and appears to be eye clean. … Continue reading

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Spicy mixture greens in an oval#234

  Another find member of a large family of spicy dynamic green tourmaline.  The  c axis is the yellower color and the bluer color is the a/b axis color.  I always put the a and b axis together because they … Continue reading

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Very Dichroic Green Oval

The two dichroic colors in the this oval are very distinct, while still being green.  The c axis in the ends of the ovals are a nice medium forest green while the a/b color in the middle is a yellowish … Continue reading

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Common Yellow Green Oval#202

A medium bright oval with a common classic color of yellowish green.  It is eye clean and weighs .88 carats. Bruce

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Can a Yellow be Cold, no! I Am Green Round#1083

  The transition between yellow and green is a variable one with people.  Lighting also makes a major impact on whether the tourmaline looks greenish or not.  Then I look at the box and check the stone away from the … Continue reading

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A Yellow with Touch of Green Oval#1079

This tourmaline has a pretty “normal” color.  There really isn’t that much green in there, but just a little is enough for it to step down from the yellow heights.  Its medium dark tone level does not stop it from … Continue reading

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Celery juice in a tourmaline emerald cut.#1018

  Celery juice was squeezed out of me when I saw this tourmaline.  Now I know it is a tourmaline,  but this is a jester moment.  I would definitely think that this was a beryl if I didn’t know better.  … Continue reading

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A yellow green IceT droplet#1012

  A delicate wisp of yellow green and a Hi O Silver will get this bright clean very pastel droplet pledge on the trail to being a star in the western sky.   This standard round brilliant needs you to be … Continue reading

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An Oval Mixer of yellowish green and gold with a touch of brown.#1003

  This oval will have to be called a yellow, but its dichroic nature keeps the stone dancing between flashes of greenish yellow and golden all with a touch of brown.  I am a true supporter of yellowish tourmaline, but … Continue reading

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Round with sliced pie placement of gold and green.#992

  This standard round brilliant makes me smile.  It takes me back to my very early days on the internet when I had found a dealer who cut some tourmaline down the long axis of smaller alluvial pebbles.  I asked … Continue reading

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Ring size Yellow Green with great crystal.#963

  Now yellow green in tourmaline is not greatly prized.  In higher tone values it is probably one of the more common colors with tourmaline.  It might even rate right in there with medium light pinks for being everyday material.  … Continue reading

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A yellow green, a good after dinner mint#905

  This tourmaline is ready to give you a color fake and head for the “in” zone of your heart.   It is not a Heliodor,  which is a variety of beryl and is probably the most common gemstone in … Continue reading

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Yellow Green with a brown cast, Large round#901

  Over the years that I have cut tourmaline, this is the only one that I purchased preformed (for greatness?).  When you’re trying to get the widest collection of color in tourmaline, you have to seek out exceptional pieces that … Continue reading

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