A yellow green with an uplifting shield cut.#168

A nice yellow green made great by a shield cut.  #168 This very bright yellow green shield cut is a beautiful gemstone. It has all the good properties and a medium toned well saturated color. It weighs 1.77 carats.

When you have a piece of rough that is being preformed and it looks like it will make a shield cut, things are going well.  This eye clean, medium toned yellow green is nice, but the cut makes it a whole lot better.   It makes me smile to think of this beauty, that is cut from a color in tourmaline that doesn’t get much respect.  It weighs 1.77 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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