Mahogany Barion cushion cut. #84

A fine mixing of pastel brown and orange brown in a Barion cushion cut.  #84 This is a beautiful gemstone. Both dichroic colors, pastel brown and orange brown mix to make a great root beer colored, Brion cushion cut. Itaappears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It weighs 6.43 carats.

This is a beauty gemstone with a great brown (root beer) hue.  Some would say that a brown can not be great, but this Barion cushion cut mixes the pastel brown a/b axis color with the much richer orange brown c axis color to perfection in this stone.  All that mixing and great crystal gives a prime setting for a nice warm brown.  It appears to be eye clean and weighs 6.43 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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