A yellow that dances around with a bit of green, oval.

A bit of green yellow with a great bright presences, oval This gemstone's color floats around the yellow green edge. It has a great appearance with or without the green. The gemstone could not be brighter. It weighs a healthy 3.59 carats.

I am seeing yellow in natural light and my yellowish light, but I know this is the type of tourmaline that will make a debate out of whether it is a slight greening yellow or a yellow.  I would probably vote for a label of a fine medium pastel yellow in all its glory, but the cut between yellow and green varies between people.  Tourmaline is also very sensitive to the quality of the light when it comes to crossing over into the green zone and becoming much more common.   Common color or not this delightfully clean gemstone has great crystal with the commensurate flash and brightness.  It weighs a healthy 3.59 carats.

 

Bruce

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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