Beautiful blue to green round

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Simply put this gem is a rich sapphire blue in natural light and rich emerald green in yellowish light.  My yellowish light is not incandescent, just a miniature florescent in a yellow shade so I am going to check the gemstone’s color out more.  The gemstone has a rich tone level and great crystal.  It is also flawless like very few of the “precious” kind of gemstone are.  If you think that tourmaline is only “semi-precious”, you,re kind of missing the point of the collection.  Tourmaline is as precious as any natural gemstone.  This precious natural tourmaline weighs 4.34 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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