A stately catherdral of blue to blue green emerald cut.

A bit of gray makes this blue emerald cut a formal presence This emerald has open ends and a blue with a bit of gray that slips slightly into blue green under yellowish light. It is eye clean and weighs 1.20 carats.

Emerald cuts have a formal feeling to them and when that is combine with a color that does not want to play, you are dealing with a presence.   This open ended blue tourmaline does let a little slide into blue green with my yellow light, but it never looses it cool.  I sure that it dress for dinner and prefers attire with a touch of gray like himself.  He is a good tourmaline to deal with because he is clean cut and not exceptional bright, but still a good medium toned fellow all around. It weighs 1.20 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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