Deeply Cut Yellow Copper Round

Yellow copper deeply cut round. This pastel orange/peach/yellow copper colored round with a horizontally split main pavilion is eye clean and bright. It weighs 3.36 carats.

I love all the different looks the orange can give to tourmaline.  This medium lightly toned round with a split horizontal main cut pavilion is a fine example of tourmaline beauty in orange.  I left the yellow copper color description in the title because that is the way it was sold to me from Africa.  It certainly is more exciting and exotic than peach or pastel orange, which what I would call it.  Getting past the name this gemstone is crisp with no darkness and is very open and friendly.  It is eye clean and weighs 3.36 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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