Dichroic golden orange with yellow mate, droplet of color.#723

Dichroic droplet with golden orange and yellow slices of pie. This dichroic standard round brilliant is bright and fancy with its alternating slices of golden orange and yellow. It is eye clean and with fine crystal. It weighs 1.24 carats.

This is a very nice standard round brilliant that is dominated by its c axis color of golden orange, that still must share some of the spot light with the a/b axis yellow color.  This color distribution is caused by orienting the table of the round parallel to the c axis.  The droplet of color appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs 1.24 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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