Red/Blue makes Mauve droplet of color#1004


Mauve droplet of color. This standard round brilliant mixes the red and blue,in the stone, together to make a rather peculiar mauve. The gemstone weighs .75 carats.

This is a peculiar droplet of color from Nigeria.  I have red/blue on the back of the box and I know that they were the colors in the rough.  I must have seen them when I wrote the sticker, but today it is mauve.   It has a tone level that is medium dark and I think a bit of gray that makes the color harder to call.  This standard round brilliant is not overly bright and weighs 0.75 carats.  (we need the color droplets)


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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