Included medium toned pastel blue green oval.#1172

Included bright blue green oval This oval was one of four gemstones cut from a large cobbled piece of rough. It is included and has only decent crystal. Still it is bright, with a medium tone level of well saturated blue green color. It weighs 2.85 carats.

This is one of four ovals that I cut from a large included piece of rough.   I describe the work in another post that discusses the cutting of included rough.  I hope that you would read that for more details about this stone.

This moderately included, medium toned pastel blue green oval has a color that is very similar to sea foam from Afghanistan.  But it is not dichroic.  Despite the inclusions this oval has fine crystal and is flashy  It weighs 2.85 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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