Nigerian Pink Edged in Yellow Green Round#987

 

Classic Nigerian Pink. Yellow Green Oval. This larger oval at 6.18 carats has areas of pink and yellow green that mix together, more or less, depending on the quality of the "white" viewing light. It is clean and bright and flawless.

This larger round is mostly a medium light pastel pink.  The yellow green on the side of  girdle is pretty isolated and only really effects the body (green and pink make yellow)of the stone when you peer threw that part of the girdle.   Wait. the sky has darken, it is thundering and I doubled checked the stone under an artificial light and I see much more yellow bouncing around the culet.  This is just another example of how much the quality of “white” light impacts my inadequate attempts to describe the beauty of tourmaline. Try and make your next tourmaline a personal friend before you get it.

This is a classing mixture of colors from Nigeria.  The stone has good crystal and is flawless.  It weighs 6.18 carats and is a standard round brilliant.

Bruce

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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