Green and Pink make yellow all in pastel, round

Pink and Green Make Yellow in this Nigerian Round. This standard round brilliant is eye clean and bright. It has just the right pastel tones of green and pink, mixed together, to make yellow. It weighs 2.45 carats.

This is another example of a tricky tourmaline from Nigeria.  It is really a combination of pink and green that is mixed by the standard round brilliant into almost a completely uniform blend, that produces a creamy yellow.  There is some pink, that still floats around in the stone as you twirl it face up.  You can check out the “real” colors by turning the stone over and not having the colors mixed by the round.  It is bright, eye clean and ready to amaze.  It weighs 2.45 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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