Clean medium toned blue from Namibia#1052


Great Namibian Blue in a Modest Emerald Cut This blue plays in a clean very transparent emerald cut with flashy ends. It is from Namibia where the best blues come from. It weighs 2.63 carats.

The sun’s down so I am looking at the real nice emerald cut under a yellowish light.  It responds by really powering up its medium tone highly transparent body.  It ends are open and responsive to the slightest movement  of the emerald cut.  It does my heart good to see this modestly sized gemstone, that does not have the tone level of the best Namibian, still bring satisfaction and pleasure to my eyes.  It weighs 2.65 carats and is eye clean.

I want to reassure you that this emerald cut’s color will still be great in the morning light, but all tourmaline’s blues and greens fire up under incandescent.  Everyone should have one to really appreciate some tourmaline gemstones.  What is a little energy when your in love?



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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