A cream round with a touch of strawberry juice#970


Ring sized round of Cream This clean bright standard brilliant round is a nice cream color with a hint of pink highlights. Its pastel color is subtle.

Cream is not a strong color and it is not that common in tourmaline.  Especially when you compare it with pink.  So, of course, I have actively sought out cream, while the pinks keep rolling in.  I just looked at the bright standard brilliant round and I see pink highlights, but I want to stay with cream and I will for the stone’s hue.  I am sure that there would be disagreements on this one, but that is normal with tourmaline color in the pastel world.  The (2.69 carat) gemstone is bright and clean.  It would be nice in the droplets, but it is too big.


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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