Golden cream with pink high lights, round.#1000


Clean, golden cream with pink highlights, round This nice, clean, 2.61 carat round has a complex color. It is slightly dichroic and is much rarer than pink. It is a standard round brilliant.

I hope that I have this color in the droplets because it deserves to be there.  Creams are much less common than pinks and I go after them. This pastel is complex for a pale face, some of which is cause by a mild dichroism.  Some people claim that tourmaline is the most dichroic gemstone out there, but it is better to say that it can be very strong, but it varies a great deal between individual gemstones.  This is true with tourmaline that even have the same apparent color.  The gemstone is bright and clean and weighs 2.61 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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