Complex gray green Oval#215

Medium toned gray green oval I call this complex gray green "celery juice". Its medium tone and lack of dichroism make for an open stone, but the gray restrains the appeal of the stone. It appears eye clean and weighs 2.28 carats.

I call this complex grayed green color “celery juice”.  This oval had a good drink and came out a medium toned  gemstone, but without noticeable dichroism.  This leads to a brighter stone than many greens, but the gray overtone does tone down the stone.  It does appear eye clean and is a good addition to the collection because it is a reasonable example of a common tourmaline color/tone/saturation.  It weighs 2.28 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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