Ring size Yellow Green with great crystal.#963

Yellow Green in a great clean oval. This nice ring sized oval (2.45 carats) is very transparent and bright. It has a yellow green color with a low level of tone that comes close to IceT levels. #963

 

Now yellow green in tourmaline is not greatly prized.  In higher tone values it is probably one of the more common colors with tourmaline.  It might even rate right in there with medium light pinks for being everyday material.  But this bright flashy oval is not in the ho hum world.  This is a pure little fire cracker.  It is too rich to be an IceT pastel (very pale pastel) and its transparency is exceptional so it deserves to judged alone.  It does not come up wanting.

 

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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