If it wasn’t included it wouldn’t be a saturated yellow oval#512

Slight included great saturated yellow oval. This saturate yellow is fun to play with. It has decent crystal and a slight flaw that is not under the table. It matters little to this oval brightness or flash. It weighs 1.85 carats of rare color even in this collection.

This oval is lightly included and the inclusions are not a distraction from the beauty of the stone.  This saturated yellow is not only excellent for tourmaline, I don’t think that many other types of gemstone can really measure up to this yellow.  No brown or green overtones here.  It probably came from East Africa, which has some tourmaline deposits that are very low in iron and high in manganese.  The oval has a good amount of flash, but I think that even the areas with the inclusion, has only decent crystal quality.  Still overall a great yellow tourmaline ready for adventure.  It weighs 1.85 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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