Monthly Archives: April 2014

What will 65 carats of included hot vibrant pink make?

The trip of discovery has begun.  I had to use my facet saw to cut the ends and take out a bad feather from the water worn piece of rough that had almost been completely cobbled.  Whenever I need to … Continue reading

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The history of a purple/blue piece of rough and speculations.

What I will be posting today is just the beginning of an interesting tale of fail opportunities and hoped for successes.  To set the stage for this notable piece of rough, I have to give a brief run down of … Continue reading

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Off to see America and Canada with tourmaline in hand.

There really is no substitution for seeing a beautiful tourmaline upfront and personal.  So I am off to see a wide part of America and Canada with gemstones in hand.  I have never taken the northern route to the west … Continue reading

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IVCT, intervalence charge transfer, dichroism in tourmaline.

I was searching threw my papers for tax time, when I ran across a copy of a personal email from George R. Rossman of Rossmanite and Caltech.  I want to quote a paragraph on dichroism in tourmaline from that April … Continue reading

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