A nice medium toned green dot.#1125

Medium toned, green dot of color. This is a nice and attractive medium toned dot of green. It flashes its color as hard as it can and tries to look bigger than its .38 carat size.

Now what does it take to be a fine dot of color besides a determinative size?  The rich enough tone level to be seen and a fine color.  This standard round brilliant has both and has been accepted. ( Since I have never make any other cut than a standard round brilliant, small enough to be a dot of color, I left it out of the discussion)

This dot is pretty large at .38 carats, but it won’t push its weigh around.  The dots of color are always pleased to get a new member, because even with the tourmaline rough shortage, I don’t cut many of them.


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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