Pink culet and the rest green makes great mixing for a round. Nigeria #98

Medium toned mix of green/pink to make yellow/orange round.  #98 This is a beautiful gemstone. It has medium toned areas of pink/ green that are mixed by the standard round brilliant into yellow/ orange. The degree of mixing depends on the light. It weighs 7.37 carats.

This is both an interesting and beautiful gemstone.  The standard round brilliant is a great cut to mix up colors and this gemstone has great ones to mix.  Both the pink culet and green crown rather disappear when the stone is seen face up.  As you twist the round you see a leading edge of yellow and a body of very good orange followed by a little residual green.  When the stone is at rest you can look threw the table and see the green area in the crown and the pink area in the culet.  Not only is this neat, but I think is is beautiful too and a pure tourmaline play.  The eye clean round is big enough at 7.37 carats to really let you see the action.  The stones medium tone level lets both the primary colors and the mixed colors shine.


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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