A fine orange round under yellow light, that goes browner in daylight. #85

An orange round with browning on its mind.  #85 This standard round brilliant has a great orange hue under my yellowish light, but browns out in bluer daylight. It is very slightly included, but that has no effect on the stone. It weighs 2.12 carats.

This bright flashy orange is at home under my yellowish light, but turns browner under the bluer light of day.  I can not see a significant difference in hue between this orange that browns out and some of the great oranges that are stable, when view under my yellowish light.  This is a similar browning problem that some red tourmaline have, that should not be called Rubellite.  The standard round brilliant appears to be very slightly included without effect to the stone and weighs 2.12 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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