An included, bright yellow, piece of eye candy, droplet of color.#629

Great included yellow droplet of color.  #629 This standard yellow brilliant is one of the group of bright, included, pure yellow gemstones, I cut from two water worn pebbles from East Africa. Their inclusion are of little note and this droplet of color weighs .89 carats.

Thank goodness there is one example of the yellow, that I have been raving about for years in this tray of fifty smaller standard round brilliants.  It is included, but frankly that is besides the point when I look at such a piece of yellow eye candy.  This yellow does not have any green or brown problems and the inclusion consist of one minor feather next to the girdle and little specks of white inclusion that get pretty much flashed out by the gemstone.  The yellow rough came from East Africa long before “Canary” was discovered and commercialized.  The two pieces were completely water worn and with numerous inclusions, but they had the greatest yellow I have been able to get a hold of, even after many years of trying.  This member of the tribe weighs .89 carats and is the sun under which the the droplets grow.


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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