Olive yellow green droplet of color.#615

Olive Yellow Green Droplet of Color#615 The standard round brilliant has a pretty common tourmaline color that is not very appreciated. Still it is needed and appreciated in the quest for color in tourmaline. It is a bright, darker stone that weighs 1.27 carats and joins the droplets of color for color completeness.

Now there are all sorts of olive greens in tourmaline and it is not a particularly prized color.  This medium dark, standard round brilliant, has decent flash for it tone level.  It also appears to be eye clean with good crystal.  Still the brown factor keeps the level of brightness down.  Despite this, the collection needs volunteers like this one, to balance all the eye candy and give a better idea of what tourmaline looks like out there in the cold cruel world. It weighs 1.27 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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