A gray sweeps in to save the day, droplet of color.#640

A fine gray that fills the bill for the droplets of color.  #640 This standard round brilliant was needed to help complete the color world of the droplets of color. It is just insignificantly included and is bright and flashy. It weighs 1.22 carats.

Now the droplets take pride in having every hue (color) and I try to help them all I can.  But a true gray in tourmaline is not common.  Having colors that are grayish is a piece of cake.  But this standard round brilliant of a decent size has come to help make the droplets complete.   It is just slightly included and even with a medium tone, the inclusions are unimportant.  And it weighs 1.22 carats, just the right size to fit the droplets of color’s bill.



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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