A slightly dichroic minty green, droplet of color#709

Slightly dichroic, after dinner mint green, droplet of color I love little, open, bright green standard round brilliants. No dichroic problems with this beauty that is also eye clean. It weighs .86 carats and is a proud droplet of color.

Green standard round brilliants are not as common as you might think because of problems with dichroism.  Either the c axis is too dark to cut a round or one of the axis does not have a desirable color.  So when I get a little beauty like this .86 carats gemstone that is open and has only a slight amount of dichroism, I am pleased.  It is also eye clean and with great crystal, that would make a rather good looking, but hard after dinner mint.  The droplets are proud to take this round with them to dinner.


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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