A yellow oval modified with green and brown overtones, oval

Paler brownish yellow oval that is dichrolc. This yellow oval has a touch of green and desaturates to brownish. It is dichroic and has both a lighter and darker tone of yellow. It appears to be eye clean and with good crystal. It weighs 2.95 carats.

I have lauded yellows that are well saturated without green and problems with their purity of color that lead to browns.  Well this oval can not escape a touch of green and low saturation (purity of color) that leads to browning.  This is compounded by the tourmaline being dichroic and the moderately toned gemstones overall  impression is of a rather pale browned honey color. It appears to be eye clean and with good crystal.  It weighs 2.95 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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