Nice sized, larger, medium toned yellow green round.#194

A larger, very bright yellow washed with green round. This standard round brilliant is a really fine stone. Its color is a pretty standard yellow green on the yellow side, But it is larger, cleaner and crisper than many tourmaline. Its medium tone body weighs 6.20 carats.

This medium toned yellow green is on the yellow side again.  I just can not lay off the yellows.  It has fine crystal and appears to be eye clean.  As usual it is very bright and flashy, which may be helped in the case of yellow greens, by their high levels of titanium impurities that tends to increase the index of refraction of tourmaline.  It weighs a healthy 6.20 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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