Blazing Blue Green Color Dot#1081

Bright Blue Green Color Dot This really nice blue green color dot is a standard round brilliant as they all are and weighs .27 carats.

When I restarted my faceting life, I did not spend a lot of money on rough.  This got me focused on seeing how small a gemstone I could cut. I bought a lot of “mine run” tourmaline rough from Afghanistan and enjoyed cutting the bits and pieces left over after the “good” stuff was gone for a year.  This and other small stuff really did not challenge my cutting skill as much as it showed the limits of my ability to keep small pieces of rough on the dop stick.  I would look at these color dots that were all standard round brilliants and fantasize about such colors in larger stones.  Well hard work, some luck, and silver did enable me to fulfill my color fantasy way beyond my modest expectations.

This blue green color dot catches your eye despite its diminutive size of .27 carats.  Being small it doesn’t tell you much about itself except that it is a swirling flash of bright color.  Purity is really not a problem in this sized gemstones since any problems would preclude the cutting of the gemstone in the first place.


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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