A blue green round of middle proportions, droplet of color.#509

Subtle mixture of darker dichroic greens, droplet of color. Another example of the subtle glory of a dichroic green standard round brilliant. Its darker nature limits flash, but it is eye clean and an intimate type of gemstone. It weighs 1.60 carats and is a droplet.

There has to be something in the middle of the road to have a middle of the road, and this pastel blue green round fills the bill.   I have nothing bad to say about this standard round brilliant that rolls right down the middle of the road, except there are not as many blue green rounds rolling down the road as I would like.  This example is eye clean and weighs .73 carats of droplet power.


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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