Gray Green Restrained Oval#212

Darker green oval This darker oval has semi-closed ends and along with a gray castto its green color is a sedate gemstone. It weighs 1.20 carats and appears to be eye clean.

This oval’s tone is darker than desirable, which comes in part from having semi-closed ends .  It’s gray overtone restrains the stones native green and along with its tone level makes for a rather quiet gemstone.  It appears to be eye clean and weighs 1.20 carats.

Bruce

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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