Nice array of growth tubes in blue/green tourmaline#240

Included with darker ends blue green oval This gemstone does not have good crystal. It also has an interesting array of growth tubes. It does have a pretty blue/green color that darkens toward the ends. It weighs 1.17 carats.

This oval does not have high quality crystal along with a fine array of ghost like growth tubes.  It does have a fine blue green color that darkens toward the ends.  There is no doubt that this is a natural gemstone.  It weighs 1.17 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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