Golden brown to brownish orange either way it is still beautiful. oval#297

Powerful brown, golden or orange shaded, oval  #297 This long ratio oval slides between golden brown and brownish orange. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It is bright and flashy for a medium toned brown gemstone. It weighs 4.30 carats.

This long ratio oval is cut as shallow as the pavilion can be made with good optics and with a respectable crown.  Its color slides around brown and can be golden or quite orange, but still a dravite.  It appears to be eye clean and has good crystal.  It looks rather like a pieces of candy ready to be cover in a coat of chocolate.  It is bright and flashy for a medium toned gemstone, that weighs 4.30 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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