Fascinating dichroic orange round

A beautiful dichroic orange on orange round This standard round brilliant has a wonderful mixture of orange juice orange and pastel orange. It is eye clean and has good crystal for a bright stone with a medium tone level. It weighs 4.12 carats.

Orange can be a fascinating color in tourmaline.  My eyes had taken a healthy swig of this standard round brilliant when I realized that this gemstone is highly dichroic.  I had missed it at first because both colors are ORANGE.  One of course is lighter, a more pastel personality and the other more dominant personally is really a strong orange juice orange.  I think that must be a unique effort in the collection.  To help show off this dynamic mixture of color, the stone has fine crystal and an eye clean soul.  It weighs 4.12 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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