A medium toned purple with significant flaws.#281

Significantly included round with an exciting purple color.  #281 This standard round brilliant has about half of it included and the other half clean. The stone's medium tone level and great purple keep the beauty up despite the flaws. It weighs 2.30 carats.

This standard round brilliant is typical of the type of cuprian tourmaline that became available after the world was introduced to its beauty.  About half of it is clean and flashy while the rest is so included that it obstructs the flash.  The medium tone level purple color is very nice and if you wanted to reduce the interference from the flaws you could treat the stone.  But I don”t treat any of my gemstone to any degree.  I don’t really have a problem with treating gemstones as long as it is stated that they have been treated.  This exceptional purple colored round weighs 2.30 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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