Bright, eye clean pastel blue, droplet of color

A pastel blue with it all, droplet of color. This standard round brilliant is a great pastel blue. Eye clean and bright, it couldn't be much better, if it would only grow bigger. It is pleased to be part of the droplets of color. It weighs .82 carats.

This standard round brilliant is a pastel blue with it all.  It is a droplet of color that soaks up the diffused lighting of a fading day with great effect.   The effect is an intensifying of the color that is quite remarkable and beautiful.  It is not unique to this stone, since all pastels tend to do it.   But I really love to see it in a stable blue with a moderately light level of tone.  It weighs .82 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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