Delicate pale yellow to golden droplet of color. #63

Pale pastel yellow to golden, droplet of color.  #63 This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and is a real flasher. Its delicate pale pastel color drifts from yellow to golden. It weighs .58 and needs to be a droplet of color.

Tourmaline can have dynamic color in many areas of the spectrum.  This small standard round brilliant drifts between a nice light pastel yellow in natural light and a distinctly richer pastel gold in my yellowish light.  Now I would expect such a delicate color to be influence by the yellowish light, but not to the degree that it is.  As usual, when it comes to color analysis, you are getting my old yellowish eyes opinion.  The only way for you to truly appreciate the “real” color in tourmaline is in a personal and intimate setting.  This droplet of color appears to be eye clean and is a really bright flasher too.  It weighs .58 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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