An underwater color in a small emerald cut.#920

underwater blue small .44 carat blue to blue green emerald cut with standard angles. Eye clean and bright.


This small emerald cut at .44 carats swims around between the greens and blues.  I would say it is blue in natural light, which is the light I use to label a tourmaline with a color name.  That is all find and good, but natural (sunlight) varies over the course of a day and your location on the surface of the earth.  The color on the inter net and in pictures certainly can not be depended on, in showing the true dynamic color of many tourmaline.  A personal relationship is the only way.

Suns up and its getting bluer.



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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