An Orange that didn’t mind being included, round#1068


Very NIce Included Orange Round This gemstone has great stable orange color and is bright and flashy despite being significantly included. It weighs 4.55 carats and is valued in the collection.

This bright medium toned orange without any indications of browning out obviously came from a piece of rough that was not top faceting grade.  The light inclusion do not really effect the stones brightness and flash.  They just seem to say that this is a natural stone, so appreciate its color, a gift of nature.    This tribe of oranges that I have worked hard to bring together is so different from the traditional brown orange dravites that they deserve their own name.  Something French that we can all mispronounce.  The standard round brilliant weighs 4.55 carats and has good crystal.


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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