Shallow yellow oval with two tier crown.#781

Large medium pastel oval from Del Gado. This is a beautiful. clean. bright gemstone, like all material from Del Gado. It is a very nice medium toned pastel yellow. It weighs 7.58 carats.

This larger yellow oval is eye clean.  It has a very nice medium tone level and the yellow is without a greenish overtone.  The rough came from Del Gado Mozambique, which is the most northern state in Mozambique.  The material was available for only a short time.  This oval, which could be a Liddicoatite or Dravite rather than Elbaite, the most common gemstone species, weighs 7.58 carats.  The bottom line with all the Del Gado material,(look for general post on waves of tourmaline rough) is that it cut spectacular gemstones.


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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