Olive Green Shield Cut#1048


Nice olive green and flashy shield cut This is a nice spicy olive green gemstone that flashes well with the shield cut. It appears to be eye clean and weighs 3.13 carats.

Now no tourmaline really wants to be labeled olive green, but there are many of them out there.  Many of them are dark and dense and have helped give tourmaline its popular presence (dark and green) in some people’s mind.  Now this gemstone will not camouflage its presence.  The shield cut gives it the ability to flash abundantly and the spicy color is not the makings of a wall flower.  Its tone level is a bit darker than average, but there are no dark ends. (It is inappropriate to cut a shield cut from a closed ended tourmaline).  It weighs 3.13 carats and appears to be eye clean.

One thing that this collections tries to do is treat the exceptional and the  common, with the same effort and respect.  No corners were cut because you’re not one in a million babe.  Oh by the way do you have sister?




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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