Light pastel non-copper purple, droplet of color.#648


purple, non cupria,n medium light toned, droplet of color.#648  #648 This standard round brilliant is well saturated for a non copper bearing purple and has a similar color to the second posted cuprian purple. The posted gem weighs 1.01 carats and both droplets of color will learn to live together.

A standard round brilliant, non copper, less tone level than the following cuprian purple, but very similar hue (color).  It weighs 1.01 carats.

Such a rare color, cuprian purple, medium toned droplet of color.  #619 This standard round brilliant is a beauty. It is clean and bright and filled with a medium purple color that has to make a lover of color in tourmaline smile (Me). It weighs .77 carats and is a droplet of color.

A standard round brilliant, cuprian, a bit darker than the non copper above, but with a similar hue.  It weighs .77 carats.

This purple does not have a great deal of gray or brown in it and it is non-cuprian.  This gives the newly mined droplet of color, a look that is remarkably close to a cuprian purple with the same tone value.  I will post pictures of both gemstones and let you see for yourself.  When I get my spectrometer set up for color analysis, I will have to check these two attractive gemstones out.  The posted non-cuprian purple is bright, eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs 1.01 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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