Bright eye clean peridot yellow green, round#642

Medium dark, peridot colored, round.  #642 This standard round brilliant is eye clean and has fine flash for a darker medium toned gemstone. Its yellow green is without brown and is snappy. It weighs 2.72 carats.

It is rather sad to use peridot’s green to reference tourmaline’s, but I think that more people know it than tourmaline’s colors.  Hopefully not for long.  I like yellow greens in tourmaline, they polish wonderfully and I think they have an extra ump to them.  Perhaps they have a little higher index of refraction from their titanium content and/or just from the great polish.  Either way they can really light up as long as they are not drained by brown.This medium toned round has good saturation but is too dark to be eye candy.  Still it is very nice and weighs 2.72 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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