A straight beige that could have been wheat round

A fine beige round, Queen Ecru's consort This round has a modified step cut crown. It has great crystal and is flawless. It weighs 5.84 carats. A great all around stone that has a subtle color that is not common.

This beige is almost without tricks.  He is pure and without dichroism.   He flashes abundantly under even low light conditions.  He has excellent crystal and weighs 5.84 carats.  But he was give a different path than most rounds, by having a modified stepped crown place on him, like his intended bride, Queen Ecru.

Now I love the endless variety in color in pastel tourmaline.  I actively go after it even if it leaves me pink many times.  When a large slightly brownish piece of rough entered my den, I know that she would be exceptional.  I gave her an exceptional cut and she did not disappoint me.  I had to have a fitting name and since I work in wool, ecru came to mind.  So there she sit in her box, a unique beauty, but missing a companion.  I tried hard to get her a good mate, which even included getting a feldspar by mistake, and this gemstone is the best fit.  So they were brought together in holy union and he remains her consort.  No other name has been given to him, it is enough to be her consort.


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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