How many Namibian blues does it take to make a lot, as many as I can get#1126

A great Namibian droplet of color, blue This standard round brilliant keeps the tradition of great Namibian blues alive. It has a nice medium plus tone level and a well saturated blue color. It weighs .56 carats.

I think that doing all the posts for my new web site has caused me to reflect on some of my purchases.  I seem to have a selective memory or lack of it, when it comes to how many small blue rounds I have cut from beautiful Namibian blue.  Still I get a nice trill out of everyone I rediscover and this .56 carats beauty is one of the best.  Its tone level is medium plus and is bluer than most of the other smaller rounds I have rediscovered.  So all I can say is thanks for being there for me and I will try and keep the memory of you as a droplet 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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