Blue with white feather, round

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Sometimes you have to face the fact that to get a stone you have to accept a feather.  Now I am not talking about rough that does not contain any areas that are clean, I am talking about a piece that is mostly pure.

This .56 carat standard round brilliant could not be showing its wonderful bright blue color if it had to be  flawless.  The feather is white and does not  flash.  I was also able to place  it close to the girdle and not under the table.  In other words it is more a nuisance than a true detriment to the beauty of the gemstone.  And this gemstone is beautiful, with a fine flash and an excellent tone straight from Namibia.  An alternate for the droplets, because there are many other candidates.


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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