A orangish brown dravite from East Africa, emerald cut

Bright,Flashy, Browned Orange, Dravite, Emerald Cut, This emerald cut is a dynamite browned orange. It is eye clean and with excellent crystal. It comes out of East Africa and I love its flash and sash. This gemstone weighs 2.01 carats.

Brown is not the most desirable color in gemstones, but some stones are so bright and feisty that even brown can not hold them back.  This emerald cut is a representative of a group of dravites coming out of East Africa that is dynamite.  They completely blow away the old yellow/orange desaturated brown with dark ends.  Their ends are not only open, but posses very similar if not identical color to the rest of the gemstone.  I would say they look like a reddish browned citrine, to give you a more common gemstone to compare these beauties with.  Of course tourmaline would be harder and brighter than the quartz.  The gemstone appears to be eye clean with excellent crystal.  It weighs 2.01 carats and I love 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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