Larger Included Red Orange Oval#1089

Powerful Included Red Orange Oval This darker toned red orange hue has a very rich presence.. It is still bright and flashy despite the inclusions. It weighs 4.53 carats and its hue appears to be stable.

This is a powerful stone .  Its rich red orange  flash  swirls in the stone masking the moderate amount of inclusions.  Time flashes by and I can not take my eyes off the color.  It is not the  saturated orange that I was seeking when I first renew my quest for color in tourmaline and it is not the sliders between red and orange either.  This is the real deal and the collection is proud to have it, even if it started out as a lowly semi-facet grade piece of rough.  I am very pleased with my effort in cutting a growing number of satisfying, moderately included, gemstone.   I don’t know how economic the process is, but if the tourmaline market narrows down to only  long ratio green crystals and moderately pale pink pieces, I may have to move on to another creative hobby.  I am addicted to color even more than tourmaline.  This well cut oval weighs 4.53 carats.

Bruce

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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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