This is the next stage in my continuing effort to bring the beauty of tourmaline to as wide an audience as I can. Building on the great pictures of my collection of tourmaline by Jeff Smith I hope to include scientific insight into the wonderful and complex world of tourmaline. I have personally cut all the stones in the collection with the emphasis on polishing with mainly traditional cuts. I have called tourmaline the jester of gemstones because it can appear to be many other gemstones, in its range of hues, levels of tone and degree of saturation, so it can be tricky and amazingly entertaining. Still other tourmaline shout its name as the one I have chosen to display at the top of my first post. Its is by far the largest tourmaline I will ever cut and no other natural gemstone material comes close to matching it.
Bruce A. Fry Lover, Cutter and Collector of Tourmaline