A richer wheat for a fine round gemstone#1037


Nice medium toned wheat colored round. Wheat is both not common and not much in demand in tourmaline. I search for it and I am glad to have found this medium toned beauty. It is a standard round brilliant that weighs 2.27 carats.

If I was a drinking man I would call this color some expensive white wine color, but I am a down to earth wheat man so wheat it is.  This nice standard round brilliant has a good medium tone and is clean and bright.  I have been actively trying to get this color in tourmaline since it is not common.  I think the wheat may come from a desaturated pink, but I need to get my spectrometer going to check that.  For now I just enjoy the different hue, even though I am sure I could find a more ready market for pink and other more commercial colors.  It weighs 2.27 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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