Dichroic Gold Oval of Eternal Value#1075

 

Dichroic Gold Value Oval This oval with a two step crown is eye clean and with good crystal. You can easily see the mixing of gold and yellow for a dynamic look. It weighs 2.54 carats.

Two rows of stepped faces over an eye clean body that flashes with both gold and yellow makes a modern looking gemstone.  I am cutting more of this style crown because I have gotten a good response, but I am basically a conservative when it comes to cutting patterns.  I am not impressed with large numbers of facets or attempted images on the pavilion.  This also includes concave faceting where the facets never go dark.  I hear grumbling, but when this crop of fads and original cutting efforts have rolled over, traditional cuts will still be there to be appreciated.  This medium toned gemstone weighs 2.54 carats and would melt into a yellow gold setting.

Bruce

 

 

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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