A single inclusion in a great green droplet of color.#622

Included great green droplet of color  #622 This standard round brilliant has a single thin white inclusion, next to its girdle. Face up it is hard to see in the medium dark gemstone. The rest of the gemstone is fine. It weighs .86 carats an is a fine droplet of color.

I am guilty of pushing the rough to get the best yield I can while protecting the color potential of the piece of rough.  What has to give, at times, is the retention of flaws that could have been removed.  This standard round brilliant is an example of that philosophy.  Except for a thin white opaque flaw that sits along the side of the girdle, this round is eye clean, bright and flashy.  I could have easily removed this flaw from the .86 carat gemstone, while probably reducing it to half its size, but it would have been a waste to me.  If this stone is ever set, a reasonable choice of a setting could conceal the flaw and reveal the true beauty of the stone.  I would also loose a lot of medium dark, forest green that I love in a droplet of 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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