Nice and spicy green trilliant cut.#178

A bit hazy, but still spicy green trilliant cut.  #178 This trilliant cut has a few minor inclusions, but is a bit hazy because of having a low grade crystal. Its green with a bit of yellow is nice and spicy, which makes the stone attractive. It weighs 2.37 carats.

This trilliant cut is not particularly flashy.  I don’t think it is the few minor inclusion I see, but a generally low quality of crystal.  I cleaned it, to double check, and it still shows its spicy green color in a more sedate fashion than most of its siblings.  One of the many worlds of tourmaline.  It weighs 2.37 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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