A blue Namibian droplet of color.

Great Namibian blue droplet of color  #650 This eye clean. medium blue, standard round brilliant is from Namibia. It is a very nice droplet of color with all the right stuff. It weighs .57 carats.

This standard round brilliant is blue.  It seems so inadequate to say that these droplets of color from Namibia are just blue because the are great stones.  I have not been able to get much larger blue tourmaline from Namibia recently and these bright, eye clean, droplets of color have help fill the void.  They cut a much larger path threw the collection than their smaller size would indicate.  This one weighs .57 carats.


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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