Cuprian, Purple droplet of color from Mozambique (included)#630

A fine included purple from copper, droplet of color. Mozambique  #630 This standard round brilliant has a very rare color in tourmaline. Saturated purple needs copper to blossom and the inclusion are both expected and minor. It weighs 1.08 carats and is a droplet of color.

A very nice rare color in tourmaline, I call purple, needs copper to being it to the level of saturation that I see in this standard round brilliant.  The inclusions, which frankly are expected, can not draw me away from the purple.  It is royalty and the droplets always feel blessed to be noticed and included with such distinguished rounds.  This reasonably modest example weighs 1.08 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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