Rich Reddish Orange Round#1044

 

Orange Red Shifting Round This standard round brilliant had a darker tone and a rich color that shifts between orange and red. It appears to be eye clean and weighs 1.96 carats. Many garnets would love to look like this tourmaline.

The tourmaline the jester has brew up a good one this time.  Not only does this tourmaline have a garnet color, but a tone level that is very believable for garnet.  It is not too dark, but has a look of such gravity that you would want it in all your precious gemstones.  I love it, but it drives me crazy, because it plays games shifting around the red/orange area.  At 1.96 carats I am going to have to leave this standard round brilliant out of the droplets, on account of its size.  But if there is a hole in the droplets line up in its area of the spectrum, this will be the gem to fill it, despite the rules.  This beautiful gemstone appears to be eye clean.

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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