Golden brown shaded with orange oval.#258

A medium tone dravite of brownish orange/golden color, oval  #258 This gemstone is an attractive mix of browned golden and orange color. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It is bright and flashy and weighs 2.89 carats. It would be called a dravite in the trade.

This oval has a flatter crown and a nice open look.  Looking into it gives a fine flashy view that appears to be eye clean.  There is enough red in the golden brown that it drifts toward orange, which probably dominates the stone under some lighting conditions.  Still it is definite a more toned down with brown orange/gold than the best and I would call this a dravite in the trade.  It weighs 2.89 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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