An Included Oval of Mixed Yellow Persuasion#980


Yellow Oval with mixed overtones This oval has an eye visible inclusion on the pavilion that doesn't effect the stone face up. Its color is basically yellow, but it is muddied with other overtones. It weighs 1.89 carats.

This oval has at least one very eye visible spot in it  It is on the pavilion and I have been able to pick it up from the crown, but it is quite visible from the back.  Besides that mark against it. this is a very mixed up tourmaline color wise.  I think it aspires to be a yellow, but I see indications of green and peach to pink in it.  I think that is a bit much for me on the beauty side, but it is interesting and certainly not found in many types of gemstones.  In many ways this is a lower grade tourmaline, but the cut and polish are up to collection standards.  It is the way I work and I have cut all the stones in this collection, no matter the quality of the rough. It weighs 1.89 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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