You may call it mahongany or I might call it root beer, oval#278

Desaturated orange color leads to mahogany, oval This oval has a medium dark tone and a fine desaturated browned orange body. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It weighs 3.75 carats.

I haven’t seen this material in a long time.  It is a desaturated orange that makes a fine rich browned orange.  I think that this stone is cut with the table perpendicular to the c axis and that produces a fine rich even color.  The naming of color in gemstones is a creative art, but I like mahogany here.  This is an eye clean and bright gemstone for its medium dark tone level.  It weighs 3.73 carats.

Bruce

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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