Light blue, eye clean, droplet of color.#150

A fine light blue, eye clean droplet of color.  #150 This standard round brilliant looks a lot like a medium aquamarine. Its lighter toned blue shines and flashes easily. It appears to be eye clean and weighs .99 carats, a nice number for a droplet of color.

How nice it is, an apparently eye clean, lighter blue, completely open, droplet of color.  It has fine crystal and is ready to flash and dance at a moments notice.  It certainly could be an aquamarine, but tourmaline has a higher index of refraction and that makes them noticeable brighter than beryls (aquamarine is a color variety of beryl).  If of course they get a great polish like this gemstone has.  It weighs .99 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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