Crown jewel, a Blue Emerald Cut, in Lot from Namibia#381

This is a beautiful gemstone.  It came in a lot of over a dozen pieces of rough that I bought privately from my principle African deal.  At the time it seemed to be a continuance of steady production from Namibia, but as it turned out, the material became much less available to both him and myself.

This longer ratio emerald cut has steep ends because its ends are almost completely closed.  Its medium dark tone and longer ratio work together to still keep the stone flashy.  And the flash is an excellent well saturated blue, like the best Namibia can produce.  It appears to be eye clean and of fine. crystal.  It has also crossed the line I have drawn in the sand, when it comes to weight.  Any gemstone that weighs more than 5 carats is a significant gemstone in the collect.  Now I can dip down because of color etc., but with this stone I do not have to, A beautiful blue, with steep ends and lots of flash, emerald cut.  #381 This significant emerald cut is from Namibia. It has almost closed ends and they are cut steeply. The highly saturate blue color comes in great broad flashes of color. It appears to be eye clean and weighs 5.14 carats. since it weighs 5.14 very blue carats.

Bruce

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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