Dark blue with limited flash blue dot of color.#1132

A dark blue dot of color with limited flash. This standard round brilliant at .11 carats is as small as I have cut them. Its dark blue colored body has a limited flash. But this sapphire like gemstone is a dot of color.

This dot of color is as small as I have cut them.  It has a rich blue color, but seems to suffer from a lack of transparency that I have seen in other blues.  Still with its small size of .11 carats and dark blue color without green it looks like a sapphire.


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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