Very Nice Green Oval with Growth Tubes.

Very nice bright green oval with growth tubes. This oval is a great mixture of dichroic green colors. It has good crystal to show off the dynamic color. Its only fault is a group of growth tubes deep in the stone. It weighs 2.89 carats.

This oval is a great combination of medium rich dichroic greens that is spicy and good crystal.  Its one drawback is a group of growth tubes (long defects in growth parallel to the c axis).  The reflect light and are noticeable, but this stone is still a fine color engine.  It weighs 2.89 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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