A smaller plain green droplet of color.#773

A nice droplet of color with a medium green color. This standard round brilliant has a green color with enough tone depth to carry the day in such a small stone. It is an eye clean droplet of color. It weighs .46 carats.

This standard round brilliant has a good tone level for a smaller droplet of color.  The rather sedate green is just that green.  It seems with tourmaline you are always reaching for adjectives to describe the multitudes of greens.  Well this time I am leaving the color as just green.   The eye clean droplet of color (I confess it is a little on the yellow side) weighs .46 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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