Please pass the extra virgin olive oil, droplet of color.#620

Included olive oil yellow green droplet of color.  #620 This standard round brilliant has a slight flaw in the pavilion close to the girdle which is hard to see face up. It is still bright and flashy and weighs .69 carats.

Olive oil has grown in popularity over the years and I vote for this color to get more respect in tourmaline too.  It doesn’t have to be rare to be good for your color appreciation. It sets off its color with a fine set of pretty properties except for having a slight inclusion close to the girdle that is difficult to see face up.  This droplet of color slides in with a weight of .69 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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