Namibian Blue Droplet of Color#1065

Namibian blue droplet High quality blue, cut in a standard round brilliant, that defines what it is to be a droplet. Gather round droplets and we will a rainbow of color. It is eye clean with great saturation and tone. It weighs 1.38 carats.

I can not get enough blue from Namibia.  Unfortunately larger pieces have either been unavailable or at least unaffordable for years.  Unfortunately even in the old days many of the larger pieces had tone levels that were darker than desirable even after heating.  I don’t heat, but I know that even rough is being heated in Namibia.

This droplet of color has a great tone level for this small a stone.  It is not the top end level of tone, but a more pastel level which makes for a very bright stone with plenty of color still there.  A color that has a great saturation.  It weighs 1.38 carats and is cut in a standard round brilliant.


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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