Yellow another find droplet#1032

It maybe yellow, but it is not scared to be a droplet This small standard round brilliant is one of the best medium toned yellows that I have. It is eye clean and weighs .65 carats. The droplets need this color as does the whole collection for the color wheel.


This pure medium yellow droplet came from a couple of large semifacet pebbles I bought inexpensively years ago.  A combination of good properties sets the stones I cut from the pebbles apart from everything else I have been able to get.  Most of them are not clean, but this small round appears to be eye clean.  Thank goodness it is big enough at .65 carats to be a droplet, because they need him on the team.  Pure yellow is a challenge in tourmaline and I have been actively seeking it out.  My principle competitors have been the Japanese with their love of color gemstones and the raising sun.



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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