Simply a great sparkling golden oval.#259

Pure golden oval without brown  #259 This oval is bright and flashy and made of 24 karat, pure golden glory. The glorious color has a fine setting of crystal and an eye clean body. It weighs 1.34 carats.

This stone will not brook with anything to do with color shifting or changing.  It has a pure 24 karat, golden heart.  It also appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  Since it does not have even a drop of brown in it nature I would not call it a dravite, though the trade does not have a varietal name for golden yellows without brown. This may have change recently with the advent of “canary” tourmaline from East Africa that is promoted as a pure yellow with minimal overtones of brown and green. This beautiful tourmaline weighs 1.34 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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