A creamy IceT look in a standard round brilliant.

Cream in you IceT anyone, round This cream colored standard round brilliant is light enough to join the IceT company. It will never be cold to me, even thought it is eye clean and with great crystal. It weighs 2.45 carats.

You have to be careful when you try and figure out the color of a lightly color tourmaline.  That pastel might just be picking up all the colors of the world.  When Jeff, my friend and photographer, started taking pictures of the collection, I had to buy a white box for him.  A white box is an enclosure with its own lights that is white and has openings in it for a camera.  It is used to isolate the object you’re trying to photograph from all the colors of the world.

Well it took a moment for me to settle in with this standard round brilliant before the cream started to flow out.  I love cream and it is a much rarer color in tourmaline than you might think.  This round floats on the edge of Achroite, colorless tourmaline, but never crosses the line.  (It did come to the attention of the IceT company and is a new member.)  It is eye clean and with great crystal.  It weighs 2.45 carats.

Bruce

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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