An orange good enough to get juice from it in the morning, oval#270

Smaller Oval with Great Orange color. This smaller oval has it all. The orange color is saturated and just the right tone level for this oval. It is eye clean and wants to dance in the light. It weighs.1.19 carats.

This is how an orange tourmaline should be.  It doesn’t want to be a red or darken into a brown.  It follows it purity in color by being eye clean and uninhibited.  I have gotten larger oranges, but I haven’t got better ones than this 1.19 carat oval.


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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