Significantly included, Laurellite, cuprian, round, Mozambique#947

Included Laurellite, blue to purple color changer, cuprian, round. This standard round brilliant is significantly included. It is a Laurellite and changes from blue to purple depending on the light. It is from Mozambique and weighs 2.43 carats.

This standard round brilliant has a nice purple color in daylight, but its flash is significantly lessened by it feathers.  I say daylight with the purple, because it is a Laurellite.  Laurellite is a name I gave to a new variety of Elbaite, tourmaline, that I talk about extensively in other posts.   I hope you will read about its unique reverse Alexandrite color change effect.  The round still has a moderate flash and weighs 2.43 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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