Included moderately toned blue that shifts a bit, round

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This gemstone has a horizontally split main pavilion and a normal crown.  Its moderate tone level makes this stone’s inclusions quite apparent.  The inclusions are positioned toward the girdle and extended only to the edge of the table.  I work to minimize the distracting nature of flaws by keeping them out from under the table if possible.  If I have  to keep a central flaw, I try to make any feathers perpendicular to the table.  This stone benefits from my grinding effort and I enjoy a nice blue round that is a bit shifty toward the green.   It weighs 3.07 carats and comes from Namibia.



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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