This green oval has it all. Nothing dark or impure. It is one of the best greens in the collection. It weighs 2.98 carats.
I have been working on a tray that my son organized after the last gem and mineral show that the Carnegie Museum did in Pittsburgh. The green ovals are nice and there is a sprinkling of blues, but most of it is not exceptional. Then I found this GREEN oval. It maybe the best green tourmaline outside of cuprian tourmaline and “chrome” tourmaline in the collection.
The oval has a medium dark tone and a clean body. Its color is a great green that is not yellowish or bluish or dichroic. It is probably cut with its table perpendicular to the c axis. This blends both dichroic colors together. I say probably because this jewel been out of sight and out of mind for years. Buried in a whole tray of green did not do it justice, but I won’t forget it now.
It weighs a very nice 2.98 carats. Really fires up in incandescent, but is still a looker in natural light. Not a flaw in sight to mark this beauty.