A Namibian revelation, completely open blue green emerald cut.#385

Excellent, open ended, slight dichroism, blue emerald cut.  #385 This is a beautiful gemstone. It is only mildly dichroic and has a moderate tone level. This along with being eye clean and of find crystal leads to a blazer. It weighs 2.75 carats.

The posted revelation.  It weighs 2.75 carats.

A bright dichroic emerald cut, GEM, from Namibia  #397 This is an outstanding gemstone. It has a bright blue color that is significantly darker tone in the ends, than the sides of this GEM. It has a good size at 5.27 carats.

Mom’s stone, it weighs 5.27 carats.

In a separate, private transaction, I receive a lot that contained one piece of rough.  I came to call my “Mother’s Stone” because I used part of my inheritance from her, to purchase it.  The gemstone is completely open and bright and sparkling, but it is dichroic and the best saturated color is in the ends.  I always wanted, a similar color in that higher saturation level, in an open ended tourmaline.  The posted revelation is that gemstone. ( I have posted both gems here)

This is a beautiful gemstone that is on fire with Namibia’s best, well saturated, blue flash.   Its ends are completely open and of a color that is just a bit bluer than the sides of the emerald cut.  Its seductive body is clean and bright from fine crystal.  It needs to be held and loves to be turned in the light of a new born day.  It weighs 2.75 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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