Namibian blue, classic dot of color.#1115

A very nice Namibian blue that is pot of color territory. When you're in color dot territory, color and tone value is what matters and this Namibian blue has a great set. It weighs .20 carats.

There are not many colors that I would cut in such a small round anymore.  But I go the extra mile with a great Namibian blue.  A combination of medium tone levels and great transparency helps my beloved blue, just that much more.  This dot of color weighs .20 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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