Lavender IceT that is a droplet too. Copper Bearing

A diminutive lavender lady, droplet of color This standard round brilliant is eye clean and very bright, but its tone level is very low, This rare lavender colored round is a member of the IceT group. It weighs .45 carats and the droplets of color love her.

Sometimes it is not too bad to be small.  I am a standard round brilliant and I am in demand because I am lavender and eye clean.  I just wish that the IceT group didn’t think I belonged.  I hate being so pale, but at least you can clearly see me being lavender when you try.  The color comes from a combination of copper and manganese and is really quite rate in tourmaline, so it is easy to be a droplet of color.  I weigh .45 carats.


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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