A golden dichroic oval that is eye candy.#290

Bright, flashing, dichroic paler yellow gold and rich gold, oval  #290 This oval appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It is dichroic and cut to show both the paler a/b axis and the rich golden c axis. It has a bright, flashy, medium tone level and is 2.33 carats of eye candy.

I like bright medium gold, like this oval has, in the tray.   It doesn’t need bright light or even being that awake to pick it out and appreciate it.  This oval has a significant amount of dichroism.  The paler yellowish a/b axis color dances with the richer golden c axis color and flashes up a storm, face up.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  Its crown is a bit flatter than normal and gives a nice open, friendly look to the stone.  It weighs 2.33 carats of eye candy sweetness.


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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