Moderately included Laurellite round#947

Smaller Laurellite round, Included, but honorary droplet of color This 2.43 carat round is a Laurellite and an honorary droplet of color because of its rare color, even though it is a little big. It is more included than I like.

This round is more included than I like and is part of the collection because it is a color changer and a rare color,  I call it Laurellite. (see other post for more of the story of Laurellite.  It is rather large, at 2.43 carats, to be a droplet of color, but it is really needed to to help fill the color wheel out in the purple range.  So it is an honorary droplet of color (small standard brilliant rounds with the widest range of hue(color) along with tone and saturation)  and is proud of it.



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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