Bright yellow green oval with a two step crown. #51

Bright, beautiful yellow green oval with a two step crown.  #51 This medium toned oval is bright. It appears to be eye clean and have great crystal. The stones color is on the yellow side of the wide range of yellow greens in tourmaline and is not dichroic. It weighs 2.62 carats.

Yellow green is a wide venue that is full of excitement with tourmaline.  This bright yellow green oval is toward the medium toned, yellow end.  It appears to be eye clean and have excellent crystal.  It maybe me, but I think that a yellow green, like the posted gemstone, is one of the brighter colors in tourmaline.  This stone certainly polished wonderfully and I don’t see any indications of dichroism.  I have never seen dark ends on this yellowish variety of tourmaline.  It weighs 2.62 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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