Pale, completely uniform yellow green pastel, droplet of color#617

Pale yellow green, not dichroic, droplet of color  #617 This bright flashy standard round brilliant has just enough color to whisper its name. It is not dichroic and that help make this round tough to identify as tourmaline. It weighs 1.03 carats, Yellow Green Droplet of color.

This tourmaline was born to not look like tourmaline.  The standard round brilliant that was cut from it is bright and flashy, but with only enough tone level to just keep out of the IceT space.  It could easily be a beryl, but I know that it admits to being a tourmaline gemstone of 1.03 carats.  The droplets are pleased to help this lost gem find a home.



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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