Dichroic golden green and green round.#173

Dichroic, pie slices of golden green and green round.  #173 This standard round brilliant was cut with its table parallel to the c axis and that produces alternate areas of the dichroic golden and green colors. This round appears to be eye clean and weighs .83 carats.

This combination of a golden green c axis and a nice medium well saturated a/b axis seems to be reasonably common with tourmaline.  This is another smaller round that has been cut with the table parallel to the c axis.   This leads to the typical slice of pie shaped alternation areas of golden green and green.  This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and weighs .83 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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