A bright grass green droplet of color.

Fine grass green droplet of color. For a grass green standard round brilliant, this gemstones has it all. This includes a reasonably stable color. It weighs 1.48 carats and is a find droplet of color.

This standard round brilliant is a glorious grass green color.  It has a medium dark tone value that is enhanced by great crystal and an eye clean demeanor.  It is also not noticeably dichroic.  You might think that it was a peridot at first glance, but tourmaline has better gemological properties and will win the day.  This beauty weighs 1.48 carats. and is a shoe in with the droplets of color.


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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