Pastel yellow to green slider, round#643

A pastel yellow to green slider, round  #643 This standard round brilliant is eye clean with excellent crystal. Its medium light pastel tone leve, shows the sliding yellow to green effect very well. It weighs 2.90 carats.

This medium light toned pastel flirts with both yellow and green.  The cut between these colors is always difficult in tourmaline and depends in part on the individuals eyes.  Yellow is the much rare color as you will definitely see in the collection, than green.  In my secret place next to a twisted florescent light, in a yellowish shade, the stone turns into a yellow headlight, it is so bright.

The posted round is eye clean with excellent crystal.  Pastel yellows that may or may not shift toward green, seem to have this attribute, while darker toned ones are usually included.  The flashy gemstone weighs 2.90 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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