Rich, lush, mysterious jungle green droplet of color.#647

Rich, flash driven, saturated green droplet of color.  #647 This standard round brilliant has some transparency problems with the c axis under the table. The droplet of color does flash it saturated green around the girdle, only a little in the center. It weighs 1.46 carats.

This round has a dark flash driven green color that brightens up the rim of the crown, but leaves the center mysterious.  The body appears to be both eye clean and with fine crystal, so the lack of flash in the center, under the  table must be due to transparency problems with the c axis.  The green in the flashes has a high level of saturation and is worth twisting the stone to see it.  This droplet of color weighs 1.46 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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