Moderate pale green droplet of color from Brazil#1150

Moderately included minty green droplet of color. The rough for this standard round brilliant was purchased from Brazil. It has a minty green color and is moderately included. It weighs .85 carats and is a droplet of color member.

This standard round brilliant is moderately included.  Its minty green body produces a reasonable amount of flash.  I bought the rough in a lot from Brazil and it was some of the first material I cut, when I was getting back into faceting after a long hiatus.  I keep it for the memories and the color isn’t that bad.  It weighs .85 carats and joins the warm hearted droplets of color.


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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