A darker Namibian blue with a touch of green oval.#247

Darker blue with touch of green Nambian Oval This beautiful gemstone is a bit dark and has a touch of green. It loves bright light and yellowish light. It appears eye clean with good crystal. It weighs 3.84 carats.

The Namibian oval is a bit too dark to be optimal.  It also has a greenish cast that really does not shout out I am a blue gemstone.  Still when it gets it chance to shine in a yellowish light or in the sun, it fires up like champ.  It does have a a smidgen of dichroism and is certainly is a beautiful stone for the bright light occasions in your life.  It appears to be eye clean and crystal clear. It weighs 3.84 carats and came in a lot with other fortunate tourmaline.

Bruce

 

 

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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