Dark flash driven blue droplet of color#760

Nice, darkly tone, flash driven blue color, droplet of color This standard round brilliant has a great blue color. The stone has a darker tone, that still works with this small round's flash driven color. It weighs .45 carats.

This standard round brilliant couldn’t  be much larger to keep any transparency with such a dark toned blue.   The blue flash is without green and is quite a good solid blue, that deserves to call an Indicolite (pure blue tourmaline).  Blue without a touch of blue is quite unusual in tourmaline and many time the blue is too dark for an optimal gemstone.  This small round can flash its blue where larger stones would fear to tread,  It weighs a dainty .45 carats and is a member in good standing of the droplets of color.


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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