Great Rich Golden Brown, just like Mom’s Gravy, oval#268

Beautiful stable deeply cut golden brown oval. This exceptional dravite (brown) tourmaline has a "super nova" pavilion and a regular top. It is a stable brown and bright and open and I have not see anymore for years (2013).

This is an exceptional piece of dravite (brownish tourmaline).  It is cut with a “super nova” pavilion and a standard top, to conserve weight and get the most out of a brown, that is not dark or dense in any degree.  Wow, I haven’t seen material like that for a long time.  It came from East Africa and is eye clean with fine crystal.  On top of all that, this brown is a stable brown and I wish I had another helping with my pot roast.  It weighs a nice 3.87 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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