A medium tone level brown to brownish orange oval.#298

A lighter medium tone level brown to orange brown dravite. oval  #298 This is a nice open dravite that floats between a brown orange and brown. Its medium tone level makes a nice flashy gemstone. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It weighs 4.18 carats.

This oval has a normal depth and lighter medium tone level than most of the dravites in this tray.  It goes more orange brown from brown in my yellowish light, but it doesn’t reach beyond a rather watery presences.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It is a refreshingly open dravite and its flash and body color shows it.  It weighs 4.18 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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