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)

Bruce

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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