Medium Toned, Yellow Green Bronze Round #93

A darker more common, yellow green variety of tourmaline, round  #93 This standard round brilliant has a moderate tone level with good crystal. It appears to be eye clean and has only a small amount of brown in the yellow green color. It weighs 7.76 carats.

This medium toned standard round brilliant is both not a dense stone or one that is excessively brown.  Its color is not completely driven by flash and under a gray sky I can see some bronze flash mixed into a matrix of yellow green life.   Under incandescent lighting I see a bright yellow green reflectance.  Whatever I am seeing in this gemstone, few, who know anything about gemstones, would miss calling this stone a tourmaline.  With perhaps more brown, inclusions and a native cut, this variety of tourmaline has been one of the inexpensive public faces of tourmaline.  I hope that you will continue to brows the collection and see that the spectrum of color in tourmaline holds so much more.  This quality gem  stones weighs 7.76 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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