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Deeply cut, brilliant, medium pink round.#948

This is a beautiful gemstone.  It appears to be eye clean and has exceptional clarity.  I cut it with horizontally split mains on the pavilion that both darkens its medium tone level and produces a nice flash.  This pink is … Continue reading

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Really a tourmaline? Purple green bicolor, round.#1168

First of all, cutting a round out of a bicolor is not the “normal” way of bring the best out it.  But the rough was unbalanced and so stubby that to cut an emerald cut would not show the colors … Continue reading

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Exceptional Rubellite Unique to the Collection Round.#1162

Deeply cut bicolor, colorless crown, red pavilion, 6.60 carats. Nice longer ratio emerald cut with bright red c axis, 4.51 carats This is a GEM, an exceptional gemstone.  It has everything including a secret.  But first a question.  How do … Continue reading

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Deeply cut round with a sparkling yellow green glow#1161

This is a pretty little gemstone.  The split horizontal mains on the pavilion of this eye clean round give an added bunch to the great medium toned yellow green color.  As usual this yellow green seem particularly bright when compared … Continue reading

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Pure tourmaline magic, Blue capped pink bodied round.#1134

Blue cap round from face up. Blue cap round, more from the side. I set out to cut a different stone from a different piece of rough this time.  Blue capped tourmaline crystals are some of the most beautiful and … Continue reading

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Another winner, pale yellow green, deep round.#1122

I feel a growing acceptance of a new force in the round world.  It the tourmaline rough meets the following criteria, it may end up being cut with a split horizontal main pavilion and a modified step cut crown. 1,  … Continue reading

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Flash, deeply cut round almost save from being brewed by the IceT group.#1112

It has been a while since I have discussed the IceT group, which is a far right splinter group in the color world of tourmaline.  The group’s goal is to provide support and comfort to a select group of tourmaline … Continue reading

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Deeply cut medium pastel green round.#1111

This delightful gemstone owes much of its interest to the increased depth and bright flash created by a different cut, than the standard round brilliant.  This cut consists of eight horizontally split mains for a pavilion and a modified two … Continue reading

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Deep, well saturated, pastel yellow, round.#1102

I have posted enough of the collection by now for my loyal readers to realized that yellow is a passion of mine and probably the scarcest well saturated primary color in my collection.  I am talking about yellows that have … Continue reading

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A special pink from Mozambique, cuprian.#49

The story you are about to hear is true and no names  will be mention to protect the innocent if there are any. I had just purchased one of the most important pieces of rough I will ever be blessed … Continue reading

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Historic lavender deeply cut round, Mozambique, cuprian#31

This round has a horizontally split main pavilion and a deep crown.  This helped produce a stronger medium light tone value in the first lavender tourmaline I had ever seen.  The stone is eye clean and with fine crystal. This … Continue reading

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Deeply flows the river of pink threw this round’s veins.#120

Cut with a deep, split horizontal main, pavilion to reach for all the gusto this pink tourmaline has to offer was rewarded.   The stone is pure medium pink and has all the flash and brightness that goes with it.  … Continue reading

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A deep round in yellow washed with green.#116

Once upon a time I had a roommate, during my freshman year at college, that appeared to have pink underwear and socks.  Now this was in 1966 and some social movements had really not come out of the closet.  So, … Continue reading

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Excellent yellow green with the green dominating, round#192

This is an excellent, wide open, fully transparent, deep round.  The depth of the stone is enhanced by the used of horizontally split mains. Its color is a flashy medium tone that appears to be eye clean.  I use the … Continue reading

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Medium Dark Tone Level in a Deep Round

This round, which has a horizontally split main pavilion, is a down to earth yellow green beauty without any brown tones.  It does not appear to be dichroic in any appreciable way.  So it is bright, even and resistant to … Continue reading

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Deeply Cut Yellow Copper Round

I love all the different looks the orange can give to tourmaline.  This medium lightly toned round with a split horizontal main cut pavilion is a fine example of tourmaline beauty in orange.  I left the yellow copper color description … Continue reading

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Included moderately toned blue that shifts a bit, round

This gemstone has a horizontally split main pavilion and a normal crown.  Its moderate tone level makes this stone’s inclusions quite apparent.  The inclusions are positioned toward the girdle and extended only to the edge of the table.  I work … Continue reading

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Deep Rewards for a Nice Pink Round

I love standard round brilliants and as you can tell from the collection, I have cut a few.  When the gemstone is small enough there are some adequate simplified cuts that are effective, but I have never felt that any … Continue reading

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