A cold yellow, pastel, round

grayed pastel yellow, cold, but bright, round This standard round brilliant is eye clean and bright, but with a pastel yellow that is rather standoffish. The gray touch makes her different and a welcome addition to the collection. She weighs 2.67 carats.

Now I don’t know if it is really possible to be yellow and a cold color at the same time,  but that is how she leaves me.  I think I spotted her weakness, she has a gray side.  This is probably enhanced by having an eight sided split horizontal main pavilion that make a deep and more profound stone.  She appears to be eye clean and has fine crystal, but is a gemstone that keeps her distance.  She weighs in at 2.90 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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