Clearly Dichroic from fine Grass Seed, Round#1064

Nice Round Dichroic Green Round. You can easily see both the darker green and yellow green in this dichroic tourmaline. The gemstone is included, but is still very nice. It is cut in a standard round brilliant that weighs 2.48 carats.

This is the type of green tourmaline I love.  With open ends in a rounded frosted pebble, I had more freedom to cut what I wanted and be rewarded, in this case, with a darker green and yellow green all bouncing around.  I know that a standard round brilliant, or diamond cut of 57 facets I cut here is not too original, but it is a great cut.  I am not into originality in cutting unless it has a definite purpose, like mixing colors or making a deeper stone.  This green of medium tone is included, but it doesn’t take anything away from this stone.  This stone is like some rubellites (Red)and indicolites(Blue) tourmaline and many other colors that just seem to come naturally with a bit of scatter.   I will take my bits any day of the year for great color.  This still bright and flashy round weighs 2.48 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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