Included, medium toned, blue dot of color.#1127

Included medium toned blue dot of color. This standard round brilliant has reduced transparency because of its inclusions. It does have a nice medium tone level and decent blue. It has been accepted by the dots of color.

Sometimes I can tell when a stone has been a real problem and this is one of them.  It is pretty included and such a small size that i am sure that its destiny did not start out that way.  But to be honest many of the small rounds had the same path of creation.  A decent piece of rough  that may make a half carat round, descending into dot of color country because of cutting problems.   This blue dot of color does not have great transparency because of its flaws, but its medium toned color is nice and that is enough to stay in the collection.  It is relieved at .23 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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