Included bright yellow droplet of color. #82

Included, medium toned yellow without green or brown, Droplet of color.  *82  #82 I love yellow without green or brown in tourmaline. The standard round brilliant has a multitude of tiny inclusions that don't flash, but that doesn't dull my ardor. It weighs 1.89 and is a droplet of color.

This round is barely within the upper bounds of weigh in being a droplet.  But its color would demand some flexibility, even if it had crossed the line.  Yellow without green in a medium tone level or higher is one of the rarest combinations in the collection.

This beautiful standard round brilliant is loaded with fine inclusions that don’t flash, but give a bit of a hazy appearance to an otherwise brilliant piece of eye candy.  It was cut from two water worn pebbles that I got from East Africa years ago.  Even before the discovery of canary tourmaline and the revelation of bright yellow tourmaline for the commercial world.  The yellow color is well saturated without green or brown problems.  It is of medium tone level, which makes the gemstone quite exceptional despite its inclusion.  It weighs 1.89 carats and shines as a larger droplet of color.


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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