Included minty green droplet of color.#625

Included mint droplet of color  #625 This standard round brilliant is significantly included. Its minty color is bright and well saturated. The stone has been cut to minimize the impact of the flaws and is bright and flashy. It weighs .76 carats and is a droplet of color.

This droplet of color, in the yellowish light that I have now, is so bright and rich in color that it is hard to call it minty, but I know that in sunlight is will not be as saturated.  Its flaws are significant and can easily be seen from the back.  One is a short white flaw next to the girdle and the other feather goes completely across the stone about one third of the way in from the girdle.  This flaw is at ninety degrees to the table and is positioned to have much less impact on the stone than if it was at a low angle to the table.  Face up the feather looks like a faint, light, irregular line.  I consider this round a job well done, in minimizing the impact of the flaws on a stone that obviously could not be flawless.  It weighs .76 carats and is still loving the yellow glow of an incandescent light (nice eye candy).


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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