Included pale blue, that I can see, IceT member.#106

Included, very light blue color, in a round of the IceT group. #107 This moderately included standard round brilliant is from Afghanistan. Its flash is affected by the inclusions, but it is still a bright gemstone. It weighs 1.02 carats.

At times I have cut rough from a lot, I got years ago from Afghanistan, that has some pieces of tourmaline rough with a touch of blue in it, but when I am finished cutting, I can not see the blue in the finished gemstone.  This included standard round brilliant is from that lot, but I can clearly see the faintest wash of blue in the gem, which excited the IceT members to claim it as their own.  It is nice to belong and this round has enough inclusions to have impaired flash and a greater need to belong than most.  It weighs 1.02 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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