Darker oil green with lighter green flash, round #87

Medium dark toned olive green with lighter flash round.  #87 This olive green stone has limited flash under the table, while being quite flashy around the girdle. It appears to be eye clean and has a medium dark tone. It weighs 2.49 carats.

This standard round brilliant suffers from the same lack of transparency down the c axis that I have seen in some other richer tourmaline.  This effect manifests itself by the stone having muted flash under the table, while brightly flashing around the girdle.  The gemstone has a medium dark tone, which makes it a personal stone that needs a good light to be appreciated.  It weighs 2.49 carats. and appears to be eye clean.


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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