Blue, touch of green color dot#1099

Moderate Blue Afghan Color Dot This medium blue color dot is a bright gemstone. Its weight is .27 carats.

Everyone needs a break and sometimes a reality check.  Cutting this color dot is a different experience than pushing around a big stone.  Being delicate and keeping the stone on the dop stick is the first concern.  Then any work on the meets that needs to be done is done while polishing.  After feeling the effort to cut this small moderately blue and clean color dot from Afghanistan, I was ready for bigger fish.  The color dot weighs .27 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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