Included peach pink droplet of color, Brazil#1149

Included peach pink droplet of color. This heavily included standard round brilliant was cut from Brazilian material that I bought when I first got back into faceting. It is here mainly for the memories. It weighs .79 carats and is a peach pink droplet of color.

This round was not permitted into the collection for many years because of its heavy inclusions.  I had purchased the rough from Brazil when I started cutting again and loved the color, but couldn’t really cut a clean stone.  The standard round brilliant was the best I could do with the pinks,  (the lot also had minty green and a fine pale yellow without green) and now I keep the round in the collection for its color and to remember the beginning of my quest for color in tourmaline.  It weighs . 79 carats  and is one with the droplets of color because they remember too.


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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