A cool yellow trilliant that is reserved.#159

A lightly toned cool yellow shield cut.  #159 This shield cut appears to be eye clean and of fine crystal. Its color has a shade of darker value that keeps the pastel yellow cool. It weighs 2.29 carats.

I usually think of yellow as a bright sunny open color, but this pastel yellow is not inclined to levity.  It is not bother by a greenish cast like many of its brethren, but seems to have a darker cast to its body.  Its tone value is just high enough to keep it out of the pale range and membership in the IceT fraternity.  Eye clean with fine crystal, along with a nice cut, keeps this 2.29 gem flashing.


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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