Another winner, pale yellow green, deep round.#1122

Deeply cut, eye clean, yellow green, round. Tihs pretty little deeply cut round has a horizontally split main pavilion and a modified step cut crown. Its enhanced, yellow green, tone level is eye clean and weighs 1.03 carats.

I feel a growing acceptance of a new force in the round world.  It the tourmaline rough meets the following criteria, it may end up being cut with a split horizontal main pavilion and a modified step cut crown.

1,  The piece of rough has a deep enough profile to efficiently cut a deep round.

2,  The piece of rough has a light enough tone level to benefit from a deeper stone.

3,   The rough is of high enough quality to justify the added work.

This gemstone met the criteria and now sports an enhanced tone value in the yellow green color area.  It appears to be eye clean and certainly is bright.  It weighs 1.03 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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