Tag Archives: gold

An Oval by the Numbers

It has been a bit, but I finished a tourmaline gemstone today that is worth commenting about.  The rough was a pretty average piece of dichroic brownish gold that had be reduced significantly to eliminate a major flaw.  And I … Continue reading

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A bit of a brown shade on this richer golden oval.#269

This golden oval is a rich medium color with a wash or two of brown on it.  Still it is not dominated by brown, but I would call it a dravite.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine … Continue reading

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More gold in them thar hills, slightly included oval.#267

I am impress with the level of saturation of the gold in this oval.  Not a touch of brown or green anywhere to be seen.   It is slightly included, but is still a bright sparkling gemstone.  It does not … Continue reading

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Simply a great sparkling golden oval.#259

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 … Continue reading

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Gold to Green color changer, Dravite the species oval.#300

In my opinion this is a true color changer.  I have run into a few on the inter net, but this is the only one in the collection.  I did not realize that I had a another type of color … Continue reading

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A pure and simple golden droplet of color with a thinner crown.#94

I cut most of my standard round brilliants with 40 degree mains, but this bright flashing gem has a much flatter crown.  I am seeing low angle crowns in commercially cut stones, because the geometry of many tourmaline crystals doesn’t … Continue reading

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A Dichroic, Gold Droplet of Color#794

This standard round brilliant was cut from a lot I purchase years ago, that only contained 1 gram pieces and smaller.  The rough is dichroic with a darker gold c axis and a pastel a/b golden yellow.  This gemstone is … Continue reading

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Small even for a color dot, golden gem.#775

This is about as small as I ever cut a standard round brilliant.  This dot of color is still rich in golden color and reaches to flash, threw the cotton.  It weighs .15 carats and sadly will never grow up. … Continue reading

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A golden ray of color for a color dot#759

This smaller round brilliant is a bright golden dot of color.  It is bright and sparkling and weighs .31 carats. Bruce

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Lightly include oval with a heart of gold.#718

Except for the inclusion that are minor, this golden  ray of beauty has it all.  Its moderate tone level and open golden color, without any green or darker tones makes an eye grabber to me.  It weighs 2.16 carats. Bruce

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A golden oval that rests in brown.#290

This modest gemstone has a nice golden flash, but is darken by brown when the flash passes.  It is moderately dichroic with darker tones of gold in the ends of the oval.  It appears to be eye clean and with … Continue reading

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A golden droplet of color.

I think I found gold in my stash of tourmaline rough years ago.  The pastel golden tourmaline with just a touch of brown had been purchased in the quest to  see all the nuances of light yellowish browns that I … Continue reading

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Dichroic Gold Oval of Eternal Value#1075

  Two rows of stepped faces over an eye clean body that flashes with both gold and yellow makes a modern looking gemstone.  I am cutting more of this style crown because I have gotten a good response, but I … Continue reading

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Large Included Yellow Round#1060

  Sometimes I like to purchase a larger piece of nicely colored tourmaline that has at best a semifacet grade clarity.  With enough size and a lack of concern about yield, I have had some pretty clean hits.  When I … Continue reading

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Gold dominates this oval.#

  This rich bright golden oval was cut with the c axis perpendicular to the table.  I can see the paler dichroic yellow around the edges, but gold is number one in this gemstone.  And a very nice gemstone it … Continue reading

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yellow gold dichroic oval

  This yellow gold dichroic oval is open and eye clean.  There is not a speck of green anywhere to be found and I call this one yellow.   I love to yellow without green because it is rare.  Unfortunately … Continue reading

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An Oval Mixer of yellowish green and gold with a touch of brown.#1003

  This oval will have to be called a yellow, but its dichroic nature keeps the stone dancing between flashes of greenish yellow and golden all with a touch of brown.  I am a true supporter of yellowish tourmaline, but … Continue reading

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