Richer yellow green droplet of color.#172

Fine, medium toned, yellow green droplet of color.  #172 This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and of fine crystal. Its medium toned yellow green color flashes nicely. It weighs 1.71 carats and fits right in with the droplets.

When I venture out into the world of tourmaline rough for sale, I do not really think about what I want, rather what I have an opportunity to buy.  If I am able to make a tentative list of possible purchases, that exceeds my bottom line, then I begin to cull out rough that is either too expensive or similar to what I have already cut.  This kind of falls apart when I get to the less expensive material, because even if I know that I have the color, but it attracts me, it is hard to turn down.  So where am I, ah, my collection of tourmaline is far from representing the amounts of each color out there.  And having to go threw posting comments for my whole collection has focused me on my passions and opportunities over the years.  Yellow with a modest amount of green is certainly one of them.

This modest yellow green droplet of color represents a relatively available color that I jump on.  They are more on the yellow side than green and out of a list there will not be a large number of them, but their cost is modest.  So I get them and enjoy them and they help keep me cutting.  This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and weighs 1.71 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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