I love stout hearted blues that still know how to open up, oval.

A slightly included stable blue oval. This oval has an excellent blue color of medium dark tone that is slightly included. The ovals darker tones hide the inclusions well. It is pretty flashy and weighs 1.16 carats.

Here is a beautiful blue that knows how to stay blue under a gray day’s sky or even in my secret place, just under the side of a compact florescent light in a yellowish shade.   There are more steps that have to be taken in order for a blue to be a really good blue.  It must not have dark ends that rob even a gemstone with an a/b axis, showing excellent tone values, the flash to be great.  It must at least appear to be eye clean even if it means hiding inclusion in the darker toned valleys of its heart.

This longer ratio, really good blue, fits the bill to a T.  It is a little bit unhappy about needing to hide some light inclusion, but the call of goodness went in its favor.  It weighs 1.16 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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