A pure and simple golden droplet of color with a thinner crown.#94

Bright flashing droplet of color, with a flatter crown.  #94 This golden standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and with good crystal. It has a flatter crown, that gives a really open appearance to the gemstone. It weighs 1.37 droplet of color carats.

I cut most of my standard round brilliants with 40 degree mains, but this bright flashing gem has a much flatter crown.  I am seeing low angle crowns in commercially cut stones, because the geometry of many tourmaline crystals doesn’t permit a thicker crown without cutting down the width of the gemstone too much to get a good weight yield.  I think the finished stone can still be nice and open like this one, but the ability to repolish the table, if needed, is certainly limited.  This happy, eye clean, crisp, golden round weighs 1.37 carats and shines in the droplets of color, rainbow.


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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