A great open blue green droplet of color.#604

Great blue green droplet of color.  #604 This medium tone level, blue green standard round brilliant is a great little stone. It has everything in fine shape and weighs .65 carats. Acceptance into the droplets of color is assured.

How can I, a cutter that has scaled such tourmaline pinnacles, call a smaller standard round brilliant with a reasonably common color and tone level great, because it is.  Size does matter with tourmaline, though certainly not as much as with corundum.(ruby and sapphire) , but hues like this round has, can only be dreamed of in larger gemstones in my collection.  If I was ever to design a color wheel from tourmaline in the collection, I would use droplets of color with only one or two additions to get it as broad based as possible.  The posted beauty has all the great properties that set a fine color off.  It weighs .65 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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