Hazy pretty blue oval

Exceptionally fine blue, hazy crystal oval this oval has numerous find inclusion that produce a hazy crystal. Still the its color, tone level and saturation still satisfies me. It weighs 2.01 carats.


This included oval has a really sharp bright medium blue color.  It has numerous small inclusion that produce a poor quality crystal.  It weighs 2.01 carats.  Frankly, the nicest colors can come in included stones and this is a good example.  I would take color over clarity, within reason, but when you have both color and clarity, it can get to be pretty rare and costly.


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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