Another round of bluish blush for this green round (droplet).#508

Subtle mixture of darker dichroic greens, droplet of color. Another example of the subtle glory of a dichroic green standard round brilliant. Its darker nature limits flash, but it is eye clean and an intimate type of gemstone. It weighs 1.60 carats and is a droplet.

There are many views of nature’s rich pallet of greens in Pennsylvania’s springtime awakening.  The bright and flashy hillside drenched in sunlight and the gathering darkness of the canopy in the deep forest, along with all the grass people continue to mow endlessly.  This standard round brilliant, that will be inducted into the droplets later, dwells in the forest deep.  It loves brightness from the sun, but is held back by its darker toned disposition that is slightly dichroic.  Still the changing show of bluer green and yellower green gives the stone a look of green clothed trees blowing in a spring breeze. Now that I have waxed poetically and gotten it out of my system.  This darker round is eye clean and mixes the closely related dichroic colors together well.  It is a rather subtle green round that weighs 1.60 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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