Clean, Bright, Cuprian, Purple Punch, droplet of color.#619

Such a rare color, cuprian purple, medium toned droplet of color.  #619 This standard round brilliant is a beauty. It is clean and bright and filled with a medium purple color that has to make a lover of color in tourmaline smile (Me). It weighs .77 carats and is a droplet of color.

I think that I have posted about how forgiving I am with purple tourmaline that are cuprian.  Well this standard round brilliant just shrugs the concern off with a great eye clean body and a sparkling bright purple personality.  A purple with fine saturation and a medium tone .  What more could you want than that (larger size).  Well we should count our tourmaline blessing and this is one of them.  It came from Mozambique and I probably bought it before anyone realized that cuprian tourmaline came from Mozambique.  One of the benefits of seeking different colors where ever that might lead me. It weighs  .77 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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