What can I say about gray, dark emerald cut.

Dark, but not dense gray emerald cut. A picture may say a thousand words, but to appreciate this dark gray emerald cut you need to read about it or see this gemstone. It is interesting with its rumbling flash. It weighs 3.18 carats.

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 color that tourmaline can have.  It may not be easy to photograph, but when you move the stone, you see rumblings of powerful slightly brownish gray flash.  In other words this is a personal stone and this descriptive paragraph maybe the only way you can appreciate it without seeing it for yourself.  I am rather amazed that the stone is not dichroic. It may have a few trivial inclusions that will never be seen face up.  The gray weighs 3.18 carats.


About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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