A classic Rubellite, inclusions and all.#285

A fine Rubellite with a darker tone level that is still flashy.  #285 This Rubellite is slightly included and has a darker tone level. It is still flashy and without any impact from the inclusion. It is a beautiful 4.71 carats.

This oval is a pure Rubellite, a treasure trade name for truly red tourmaline.  It has the inclusions, which in this case make little difference in the appearance of the gemstone.  It has the dark tone level, but in this case it does not stop the stone from being flashy.  And as usual, along with all the other nice properties, it has my enthusiasm.  It has been along time since I have gotten a great straight forward red in such a nice size and with its level of cleanliness.  It weighs 4.71 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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