A Blue Green Joy, Round

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Its after lunch and I am going to try a write some new posts on a tray that I have not looked at for a while.  And what should I pick out next, but a treasure.  A solid medium toned blue green that knows where its roots are deep in the color wheel.  It is not a sliding blue or a dichroic mixture.  It is eye clean and has great crystal.  At 1.98 carats it will have to stay an honorary droplet since it is just too big for now.  I may have to enlarge the range of standard round brilliants I include in the droplets if I miss too many shades of glory like this one.


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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