How green is my grass with a bit of inclusions, droplet of color

Included dichroic grass green, droplet of color. This standard round brilliant is a nice mixture of dichoric grass greens. It has a moderate amount of noticeable inclusions, but is a bright interesting green. It weighs 1.30 carats and a droplet of color.

I realize that green tourmaline is recognized as generally a flawless gemstone, but lighter toned exciting greens generally have some inclusions.  This standard round brilliant is just a fine grass green.  It is dichroic so the grass tends to flash the two axis colors, but lawns are certainly not one color if you look at them.  It does have faint feathers threw the body of the stone and they are noticeable.  Still a nice interesting green that can grow on you for the droplets of color.  It weighs 1.30 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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