A Dark Plot Leads to a Red Purple Round Again.#1100


Dark Red Purple Droplet This red purple droplet lacks transparency except under bright sunlight. It is kept in the droplets for color completeness and special events. It weighs .66 carats.

The sun is up and bright so this droplet of color can spread a brighter flash and announce its red purple color.  I don’t consider red purples with their dark tones, Rubellites and they consistently have a lack of transparency.  Why they are more sultry than flashy can not be just because of their tone, but I don’t know why they don’t want to be more open.  Still this rather silent droplet can lead the group in sun worship and is a card caring member.  She weighs .66 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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