Dark toned and flash driven golden/orange brown oval

Dark toned, flash diven golden orange color, oval This dark oval with sultry golden/orange color in the flashes is eye clean. It has excellent crystal and begs for the light. It weighs 5.34 carats.

This bigger oval is reaching the limit, set by its darker tone, in size that an effective oval can be cut.  It is dark, but from its depths still come bright flashes of golden orange.  Dichroism does not appear to be a factor in this gemstone, since I can not see any color variation.  Therefor it was probably cut with the table perpendicular to the c axis.  It appears to be eye clean and with excellent crystal.  It is of course nice to have a eye clean stone, but with this much darkness, it is hard to see small imperfections.  The sultry stone weighs 5.34 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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