Surprising mint green droplet#974


mint green droplet of cuprian color This clean round standard brilliant is an extra special addition to the droplets because it is colored by copper. It weighs .57 carats. Let the wave of droplets built and be enjoyed.

This droplet tried to make the big time in a piece of custom jewelery, but I ran out of money.  When it came home I tested it with my new spectrometer and I finally understood why I really liked it.  It’s clean bright crisp color is caused by copper.  This certainly raises it in esteem and value and I am glade it stayed a droplet.  This clean round weighs .57 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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