Peach shield cut with a brownish cast.#964

Browned Peach shield cut. This peach shield cut is clean and weighs 3.88 carats. It desaturates to brownish peach easily.


I don’t really know how a peach can be austere, but this shield cut is.  It has a nice medium light pastel color in decent sunlight that doesn’t blow it away with glare, but it soon desaturates into brown fringed retreat when shadowy light creeps in.  This doesn’t not make the prettiest peach on the block, but is not all that rare in tourmaline.  The shield cut, which I like and use when I can, helps lift the interest in this stone and it easily finds a place in the collection.   It is also clean and weighs 3.88 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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