A lighter lavender with a selection of moderately light inclusions, round

Nice moderately light lavender, included droplet of color, with copper This paler lavender standard round brilliant contains copper. It is only lightly included and is bright and flashy. It weighs 1.49 carats. No lavenders are rejected by the droplets of color and this round is taken.

Lavender, in the words of a poet, is copper’s sweet song of seduction in tourmaline.  It seduces me into accepting flaw material that would be questionable in other colors of tourmaline.  And when I am reward with an included gemstone, that does not look like a tourmaline, because who had ever seen such a color in tourmaline before the finding of cuprian tourmaline in Mozambique, I am still happy.

This standard round brilliant makes me happy.  It is only a medium light pastel lavender and it definitely has inclusion, but all lavenders are welcome.  The inclusions in this round are relatively light and the stone is still bright and flashy.  It weighs1.49 carats and was sought after by the droplets and accepted.


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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