Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fried Tourmaline and the Quest for Purplish Blue Color.

The roots of my quest for purplish blue tourmaline, goes all the way back to my renewed determination to cut and collect tourmaline over 10 years ago.  I wanted all the colors in the rainbow and more, which leaves tourmaline … Continue reading

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Cutting a True Blue Pebble into a Standard Round Brilliant with an Exceptional Eye.

A Tale of a Blue Tourmaline’s Missing Eye. The day started slow like most days in the Borough of Mars, a small town about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh Pa, but the cutter’s heart was a bit a flutter because … Continue reading

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