A dark round with flash on the side.

A very dark toned round with a great sapphire blue, flash drive, color. This standard round brilliant has a very flat crown to try and lighten it. It only flashes around the girdle because of the lack of transparency of the c axis. It has an excellent blue color and weighs .86 carats, It has been accepted by the droplets of color.

This round brilliant with a very flat crown was out of the collection for awhile because Jeff could not get a picture with any color out of it.  I think he did better the second time around.  The only reason I wanted it back in the collection is because it is different and really has a great sapphire blue flash.  The stone is eye clean and shows a very good color when you look at it from the back, but you turn it over and the lack of transparency of the c axis deadens the center area under the table.  Now as you twirl the stone you see bright sapphire blue flash along the edges of the girdle.  Sometimes you get a flash from deep within the stone.  It really does remind me of some natural sapphire I saw years ago that was just about as dark.  The standard round brilliant weighs .86 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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