Wheat, Cream, or Slightly Brownish Yellow, oval

Very pale wheat colored oval that is slightly included. The oval is a member in standing of the IceT, very pale tourmaline group. Wheat is a decent color name for this very bright, flashy, oval that is slightly included. It weighs 1.95 carats.

This oval can be call by many colors, but it is so pale that the IceT group already has a place for it.  It is slightly included which does not effect the stones brightness, but rather looks like little drops of light.   The oval weighs 1.95 carats and is a successful step in my active pursuit of this range of colors in tourmaline.


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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