Included medium toned pastel blue green oval.#1171

Included bright blue green oval This oval was one of four stones cut from one large cobbled piece of rough. It is significantly included and has only decent crystal. The non dichroic, well saturated, blue green color is a great medium tone level. It weighs 3.86 carats.

This oval was cut along with three other ovals from a large piece of included rough.  I have gone into quite a bit of detail about their cutting in a post discussing cutting included rough.  So I would see that post for more details.

This moderately included oval has a great medium tone level of pastel blue green that is very similar to some sea foam tourmaline from Afghanistan.   But it is not dichroic.  Despite the abundant inclusion the oval has fine crystal.  It still has a good amount of flash and weighs 3.86 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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