Another round of Achroite for the boys.#765

Clean and white Achroite round This smaller standard round brilliant has a touch of blue past, but now I see only a very colorless Achroite. It weighs .36 carats.

I think that I saw a touch of blue in this standard round brilliant, in the past, because I could see it in the rough.  Now I  only see one of the brightest, purest water white Achroites I have cut.  And I am sure that this one has not been heated.  It weighs .36 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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