Hexagonal Barion Cut Brown

Hexagonal Barion Cut, Uniform, Medium Dark Toned Brown This a very nice brown because of the Barion Cut and having a uniform color that is not too dark to be flashy and see its color. Which is a common problem with dravites. It weighs 3.87 carats.

This is a Barion Cut, that I only used once.  It makes a very flashy hexagonal stone that looks like an emerald cut from the top.  The stones color is a consistent brown, which is on the golden side.  It appears to be eye clean and of excellent crystal.  A very nice addition to the collection for its color and cut.  This is especially so, since it has a medium dark tone value that is not too dark, which is a problem with dravites in general.   It weighs 3.87 carats.  #328


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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