A mildly dichroic yellower orange, droplet of color.#635

A yellowish orange droplet of color.  #635 This standard round brilliant is a great piece of eye candy. The yellow orange color of medium tone grabs the eye and no inclusions inhibit the pleasure of examining this .83 carat, droplet of color.

This is a bright and flashy,  yellowish orange, droplet of color.  Where the three oranges that competed in the contest, to see who was the best orange in the droplet of color group., were purer orange, this one is too yellow.  But that just makes it better eye candy.   I love all the flavors of orange in tourmaline, but the ones without brown are the best. It weighs .83 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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