Pale Golden Peach and I think of Topaz oval#985


Peach oval with dichroism and two tone levels of  one color This oval is included and a bit hazy. It has a nice light pastel peach color with slightly darker ends. It weighs 2.13 carats.

Now everyone would love a fantastic Imperial Topaz and this dichroic pastel golden peach tourmaline does not measure up, but it does look like topaz that I could afford and was actually offered for sale.  I can see its  darker c axis color in the ends of the oval, which indicates a “normal” orientation for the gemstones.  Both hues (colors) in this tourmaline appear to be the same except for tone level.  The gemstone has some light feathers and a general cloudiness that does effect it brightness.  It weighs 2.13 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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