Blue to blue green medium dark round.#142

Excellent medium dark blue to blue green round. GEM #142 This is one of the best medium dark blue to blue green gemstones in the collection. It is a standard round brilliant that really has a presence. It weighs 4.34 carats and is a GEM, superior gemstone.

This is a beautiful gemstone. I never realized until I started posting my collection that I had so many blue to blue green medium dark gemstones. This one has to be one of the best.  It is eye clean and with excellent crystal.  This makes it quit flashy even with a medium dark tone level.  Another factor that is important in making a gemstone bright, beside the cut and qualities of the rough, is the polish,   I take my time using Alumina on a stationary tin lead lap to make the polishing of every individual facet count.  I have never gone for a commercial polish and I never will, even when the poor tourmaline would like to be put out of its misery.   This GEM, exceptional gemstone, weighs 4.34 carats and when it is under my yellowish light, it reminds me of synthetic emerald, that always seems to be a darker green with a bluish cast.


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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