This droplet of color is a dark brown with flashes of violet. #68

A brown droplet of color, that has violet flash in good lighting.  #68 This standard round brilliant has a flatter crown to lighten it up. It is still dark and only has flash under bright lighting conditions. It does have a violet cast to the brown. It weighs 1.17 carats and is a droplet of color.

Every brown is a desaturated (not a pure tone) color and this dark toned droplet of color, spectral color is violet.  In good light you can see the violet flash, but when the clouds move in, the flash turns to muted rumblings of brown and violet, rather than flashing sparks.  The standard round brilliant has a thin crown, that was done to try and lighten the gemstones tone and weighs 1.17 carats.  It does appear to be eye clean, but in such a dark stone it would be hard to see any medium density or less, inclusion unless they were opaque.



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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