A different purple without copper round

Peculiar purple from Madagascar, round This purple from Madagascar is a mixture of pink, purple and gray. It is rather peculiar. The standard round brilliant is lightly included and of moderate tone. It weighs2.56 carats.

This standard round brilliant has a color of tourmaline that is difficult to categorized.  It is some shade of purple that is a mixture of pink, purple and gray.’  It bears little resemblance to the copper, red purples, that have a lot better saturation levels.  I think that the material comes from Madagascar.  It is lightly included and with decent crystal.  It weighs 2.56 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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