Blue tinted with Green Emerald Cut#933

Nice Blue Green emerald cut Reasonably open ends and a slightly greenish blue make a nice gemstone. It is not too dark overall.

 

This 1.24 carat is a blue that is tinted with green.  A color that tends to float with more or less green depending on the lights in your life.  It is eye clean under the table of the emerald cut and has darker ends that still have a decent amount of flash. (reasonably open).  It is not too dark in over all appearance as some blue greens are.  In summation a very reasonable “Indicolite” which is a trade name for blue tourmaline, but is used for many tourmaline that show some green.  This is done in part because true blue in tourmaline without a gray or green cast is quite rare in tourmaline and sought after by people like me.

 

Bruce

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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