Stormy purple droplet of color.

Grayed Purple droplet of color. This standard round brilliant has a medium dark tone level and a different hue. The grayed purple is not particularly bright, but the stone is eye clean with decent crystal. It weighs 1.06 carats. c

The rough for this standard round droplet of color came from Madagascar.  It is a rather peculiar grayed purple that I have more examples of.  I get the feeling of a cold austere soul that will join the droplets of color on his own terms, which are good, because they need his difference.  He is not particularly bright, do to his medium dark tone, but appears to be eye clean.   He weighs in at 1.06 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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