Wonderfully open ended blue green emerald cut from Afghanistan.

Great bright blue green emerald cut from Afghanistan This flashy emerald cut has the exquisitely open ends that Afghanistan excels at. It is a GEM of a stones and has everything a great emerald cut can produce. It weighs 1.55 carats.

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 too deeply or too thinly and giving them a low level of polish.  The disregard for the fundamental physical laws of reflection, produce colorful gemstones that window (light passes completely threw the gem without reflection) terribly.

Well this beautiful blue green emerald cut is not commercial and one quick glance at it can dispel, forever, the notion that emerald cuts can not be exciting flashy gemstones.  The rough tourmaline came from Afghanistan and has an exquisitely open c axis that produces no darkness in the gem.  Now, let’s cut to the chase, this gemstone is a GEM, that every tourmaline wishes to be.  It weighs 1.55 precious 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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