A shield cut with whole wheat goodness.#263

A larger shield cut of bright flashing wheat color.  #263 This shield cut needs all the weight it can gather to carry its lightly toned wheat color. Fortunately it weighs 5.76 carats and the wheat can be seen in the sun. It appears to be eye clean and is bright and flashy.

Wheat is a good word to describe a pastel, slightly brownish, yellowish, peach color because it covers such a large range of colors and sounds nutritious.  This large shield cut is certainly tasty.  It is not dichroic at all and is both eye clean and with fine crystal.  And a shield cut from such clean material always sparkles.  It weighs 5.76 carats, which is a nice sized body to help support its lightly toned wheat color.


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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