Dark toned saturated blue emerald cut#1035

Dark Sapphire like Blue Tourmaline I would call this dark toned blue an Indicolite. Its tone level and color remind me of sapphire. It is eye clean and weighs 2.59 carats.

 

This emerald cut with normal end angles is certainly a very saturated blue with out any traces of green in natural light.  (touch of green in yellowish light as expected)  It flashes nicely in a decent light, but has a higher than perfect tone level.  Still it is pure and bright for such a dark emerald cut.  And blues (indicolites) are so desirable.  The gemstone weighs a solid 2.59 carats and would make a fine ring stone.  Set in a fine gold setting, I am sure that many people would think this was a sapphire and the jester of gemstones would have struck again.  The games tourmaline plays in copying the colors of other gemstones help keep me cutting.

 

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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