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A golden dichroic oval that is eye candy.#290

I like bright medium gold, like this oval has, in the tray.   It doesn’t need bright light or even being that awake to pick it out and appreciate it.  This oval has a significant amount of dichroism.  The paler … 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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Slightly included pastel golden orange emerald cut.#1140

This tourmaline looks a lot like a topaz I cut years ago.  The emerald cut has a nice medium light tone level with darker, but not closed ends.  It flash very nicely and is only slightly included.  And the color … Continue reading

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Distinct slices of pie shaped alternating color, green, golden green round.#183

This standard round brilliant was cut with its table parallel to the c axis.  This produces a wheel of pie slices that alternate from green to golden green and back again when you look at the stone.  It is interesting … Continue reading

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Golden orange, included trilliant cut.#179

The impact of flaws/inclusions on a tourmaline gemstone is a complex issue.  This trilliant cut has some significant non flashing inclusions in it pavilion.  They effect the flash of the gemstone, but really have a minor impact on the stone … Continue reading

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Longer ratio oval with a step crown, that is a honey of a golden brown color #95.

NO picture for 95. In the “old” days, when tourmaline for the intrepid amateur cutter, was more available, one of my primary dealers out of Africa would send out emails on new finds of tourmaline. (and other gemstones).  This posted … 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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Golden Green Dichroic Round. #86

This standard round brilliant has a great well saturated golden yellow principle, c axis and a paler a/b axis that is yellowish green.  The mixture produces a medium dark tone gemstone with slices of pie shaped area of both dichroic … Continue reading

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Dichroic rich golden color in a droplet of color. #65

You can see both dichroic colors face up in the rich golden colored droplet of color.  But the paler a/b axis color is completely dominated by the rich medium toned golden c axis color.  The round appears to eye clean … Continue reading

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Cute little golden oval. #40

I think this is the smallest oval in the collection.  I cut it when I was working to see how small I could cut stones.  It is a cute .40 carats golden moment. Bruce

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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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Smaller richer golden oval.#269

This oval maybe on the small side for me to cut, but it has a rich golden color that flashes to a moderate degree.  It is cut with the c axis perpendicular to the table and has a nice even … Continue reading

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Another round of golden eye candy please, oval#267

This bright bouncy golden yellow oval is slightly dichroic, but you have to look hard to see it.  It appears to be eye clean and is just a down right nice little stone.  There is not a hint of brown … Continue reading

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A tale of two golden ovals.#260

This is #259 and is piece of bright golden eye candy This is #260 and is a dravite with golden flash.   I am going to post one comment for both of the next two stones in the tray.  My … Continue reading

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Hexagonal Barion Cut Brown

This is a Barion Cut, that I only used once.  It makes a very flashy hexagonal stone that looks like an emerald cut from the top.  The stones color is a consistent brown, which is on the golden side.  It … Continue reading

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Golden Reddish Brown Colored Emerald Cut.

This smaller emerald cut has a rich tone level that shows off its golden reddish brown color very well.  The stone is dichroic, but the light a/b axis is at the ends rather than the normal arrangement of the c … Continue reading

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A highly transparent golden droplet of color.

This standard round brilliant is a great medium tone without brown.  It is eye clean and has great crystal.  It loves to flash out its weigh which is 1.55 carats.  The droplets are beside themselves with joy, to get such … Continue reading

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Uniform moderate golden yellow droplet.#1043

  This standard round brilliant does not appear to be dichroic.  It is a really nice yellow with a golden glow that is not easy to get.  Its level of tone is pretty high for a yellow,  when you consider … Continue reading

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Golden Brown Oval#1024

  This tourmaline is dichroic with the darker drown in the ends, but they do not make the stone dark.  I would call this a dravite, but it is golden and spicy and not a color drag at all.  The … Continue reading

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Golden cream with pink high lights, round.#1000

  I hope that I have this color in the droplets because it deserves to be there.  Creams are much less common than pinks and I go after them. This pastel is complex for a pale face, some of which … Continue reading

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Round with sliced pie placement of gold and green.#992

  This standard round brilliant makes me smile.  It takes me back to my very early days on the internet when I had found a dealer who cut some tourmaline down the long axis of smaller alluvial pebbles.  I asked … Continue reading

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Pale Golden Peach and I think of Topaz oval#985

  Now everyone would love a fantastic Imperial Topaz and this dichroic pastel golden peach tourmaline does not measure up, but it does look like topaz that I could afford and was actually offered for sale.  I can see its  … Continue reading

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Dichroic, golden orange oval#984

  Some gemstone grab you even with a casual glance while others get passed over.  This strongly dichroic (two different colors/intensity of color depending on the axis of view) deserves a closer look.   The higher tone level c axis color … Continue reading

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Color Dots, a golden tourmaline round#976

  When I first started cutting again after many years away from the craft, I did not spend a lot of money.  In tourmaline  I went for lots of small material and tried to see how small a gemstone I … Continue reading

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Golden Yellow Droplet

  This is a classic droplet of color and does show up well with the group.  It  would be a lot more in demand if it had a purer yellow.  Still its place is assured because it lacks any green … Continue reading

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Smaller Golden Barion Cushion#914

  This 1.66 carat Barion Cushion is about as small as I make this style of cut. (pavilion a Graham design)  It was done to try and mix a golden c axis color with a purer yellow a/b axis color … Continue reading

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