Dark flash driven sapphire blue round

Dark flash driven sapphire blue without green. round This droplet of color is a dark flash driven sapphire blue. It has a flatter crown to try and lighten it. It is eye clean and with good crystal. The standard round brilliant weighs .95 carats.

This standard round brilliant is cut with a shallow crown because the gemstone is dark.  Most of the flash driven deep blue color is around the sides of the table.  The lack of transparency of the stone can be linked to the c axis.  When you turn over the gemstone you can see the fine rich sapphire, blue without green, like color and clean body.  This droplet of color weighs .95 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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