Fine Namibian Blue Oval#1039

 

Great Blue Namibian Oval It does not get any better, except for size, in Namibian blue. The stone is eye clean and weighs 1.33 carats.

This Namibian blue oval has a top quality blue with a medium tone level.  It is cut with a two stepped crown that makes a bright stone and gives an interesting play of flash off the surface of the crown.  I have begun to use it more because people like it and it easily gives me more control of the depth of the crown.  The only draw back is that it can have many more facets than a conventional crown and all those little facets need to be squared and meet its neighbor nicely.

A great example of a classic tourmaline color from a classic location.  But even if you had not read about this gemstone, its beauty would be undeniable.  It weighs 1.33 carats and is eye clean.

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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