Dichroic orange brown oval

Nice bright dichoric orange brown oval. This longer ratio oval is oriented differently than most. The darker dichroic color is on the sides of the oval. It is eye clean and with excellent crystal. It weighs 7.18 carats.

This oval was cut with the darker dichroic color on the side of the oval and the paler orange brown in the ends.  If it works with the piece of rough, it is a good way to get a reasonable even color threw out an oval.  This darker toned gemstone has brightness outside of flash.  It appears to be eye clean and with excellent crystal.


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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