Tea that can turn to yellow round#717

Slightly brownish tea to yellow round. This standard round brilliant is a little beauty. I love yellow tourmaline and a touch of brown doesn't stop this eye clean, very bright, round from flashing an open smile. It weighs 2.64 carats.

Under my yellowish light this standard round brilliant is a very nice yellow, but in bluer light its steeped in tea.  It has a medium tone level and is nice and bright, even with a slightly brownish overtone.  The only problem I can see from the back is a slight chipping on the culet that is flashed out face up and can not be seen by eye.  It weighs 2.64 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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