I get really juiced with orange, emerald cut#1077

Orange Beauty and an Emerald Cut This emerald cut has it all and weighs a nice 2.47 carats. Its eye clean body, touched by pink, could satisfy anyone thirst in the morning and later if you run dry..

I reignited my faceting adventure because I wanted tourmaline in all its colors.  One of the colors I wanted the most was orange.  Not the browned oranges of Dravite infamy, though they were welcome, but pure and fruity pleasures.  Well sometimes effort is well paid off and this emerald cut is so together it is amazing.  Not a flaw in its great crystal heart and emerald cuts are very revealing.  An orange brimming with pink highlights, in a medium dark tone that reminds me of the Pad (a pink orange sapphire that is mostly from Ceylon)  of sapphire fame.  Why this tourmaline color tribe does not get more respect (higher prices) is beyond me.  Maybe there just isn’t enough of it for the Trade to merchandise it.  I don’t even have a TV in the house, that works, so I am missing all those specials on such fantastic gems.  This special little jewel weighs 2.47 carats and will never be asked to leave the collection by me.




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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