Bronze star for this round since the color doesn’t sell it.#193

A round forged in bronze for the newest member of the droplets of color.  #193 This standard round brilliant is a bronze color, that is a mixture of green yellow and brown. It appears to be eye clean and with good crystal. This darker toned gemstone weighs 1.74 carats.

Bronze is a nice way of saying that the yellow green has enough brown in it to be darker and not as flash.  And that is what we have with this standard round brilliant.  It is a rather common color in tourmaline, but not really in this collection.  Still it should be there for completeness.  This darker tone, eye clean round, weighs 1.74 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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