A Yellow with Touch of Green Oval#1079

Normal Yellow with a Touch of Green Oval This oval weighs 3.72 carats is eye clean and has good crystal. Its slightly green yellow is pretty common in tourmaline.

This tourmaline has a pretty “normal” color.  There really isn’t that much green in there, but just a little is enough for it to step down from the yellow heights.  Its medium dark tone level does not stop it from being a flasher.  In fact I think that the whole color tribe of yellow green, in medium to light tones, is prone to be a bit forward in presentation.  You may not care for them as much as some other colors, but they don’t go softly.  This gemstone appears to be eye clean and with good crystal.  The oval weighs 3.72 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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