great color, purple, I know this is cuprian, droplet of color.

Great, eye clean, purple,cuprian droplet of color. This purple says copper to me. This standard round brilliant is eye clean, which is unusual. It is bright and flashy with its medium tone level and it weighs .69 carats. Nice droplet.

I don’t need a spectrometer to know that this standard round brilliant is cuprian, though I did check it out.  It is written in the purple color of its being.  I could use a fancier name for purple, but I looked so long for purple in tourmaline that purple is enough.  I don’t think that this saturated a purple exist in tourmaline without copper, but I will keep looking.

After that purple bubble, this beautiful standard round brilliant must be included in any droplet of color event.  Its medium toned purple, that is eye clean (unusual), is needed for the color wheel.  This bright flashy purple will always be prized beyond its size of.77 carats in the collection.


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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