Golden orange, included trilliant cut.#179

Golden orange trilliant has significant non flashing inclusions.  #179 This trilliant has its flash effected by the non flashing inclusions in it pavilion. Still the bright cheerful orange color and the naturally flashy nature of the trilliant cut makes for a nice stone. It weighs 1.74 carats.

The impact of flaws/inclusions on a tourmaline gemstone is a complex issue.  This trilliant cut has some significant non flashing inclusions in it pavilion.  They effect the flash of the gemstone, but really have a minor impact on the stone because they don’t flash and give the impression of a broke piece of glass.  The golden orange color is bright and cheery and the naturally flashy nature of a trilliant is not too toned down.  It weighs 1.74 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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