Red droplet of Color#913


Rich Red Droplet of Color This rich red, .79 carat, round tourmaline has good clarity and needs a good source of light to show off its beauty. It is in the droplet of color group.

This darker red standard round brilliant appreciates a good light since its tone level is pretty high, like many reds.  I place it in with the droplets of color,  the large group of round tourmaline that is the best set of gems in the collection to show the exceptional range of tone, saturation and hue (color) that tourmaline can come in.  They are fun and quick to cut and can satisfy my craving for a little bit different color from a “new” deposit with less cost.  The posted gemstone weighs .79 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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