Included gray that is stable, droplet of color.

Included solid gray for the droplets. Gray is not a common color and this standard round brilliant is not a shade of blue or purple etc., but a real middle toned gray. It is include, but I forgive it. It weighs 1.22 carats and is a droplet of color.

I was once reading a list of tourmaline color published by the Gem Institute of America (GIA).  It did not list gray.  I can see why they would over look it, but I love a good solid gray and this is one of them.  It is a standard round brilliant and it is included, but that takes little away from this gemstone.  Again the best part of its color is that it really is a medium toned gray and not an add on to blue or purple etc.and that is not common.   It weighs 1.22 carats and the droplets love him, because he goes along with everything.


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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