Large Included Yellow Round#1060

 

Large Included Yellow Round This yellow, standard round brilliant, has a great sunny disposition. The inclusions are evenly distributed and it has good crystal. It weighs 7.51 carats.

Sometimes I like to purchase a larger piece of nicely colored tourmaline that has at best a semifacet grade clarity.  With enough size and a lack of concern about yield, I have had some pretty clean hits.  When I looked at this water worn nodule that became this gemstone, it became obvious that the straight forward way of trying to cut the biggest gemstone possible  (with the correct angles) was the correct path.  Yellow is not a color in tourmaline that is prone to dark tones and the clutter in the stone was pretty well disseminated evenly threw out the rough.

I am really glade that I made that decisions.  The large standard round brilliant that was born is just so sunny that the clutter can not shut it down.  It may have a touch of gold, but I think it’s saturation is very high for a yellow in tourmaline.  Not a spot of green or brown here.  The inclusions do temper the flash some, but it can still signal from across the room.

The gemstone weighs 7.5 carats.  It has good crystal between the clutter and its yellow tone level benefits greatly from its size.  It is one of my better yellows, included or not.

 

Bruce

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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