Namibian Blue Oval to the Starboard#1076


If you have to be Blue, be Namibian, Oval This blue gem with everything going for it, weighs 1.40 carats. Could it be bigger with the same qualities and still make the best, of course. But we can only hope to find a champion.

Whales maybe hard to find, but they are easy to spot once you’re close and that is how these wonder Namibian blues are in the later years of my collection.  None of them are really large, but their color makes a wide wake in my sea.  This oval of 1.40 carats is pure bright crystal.   Its pavilion has the thinnest meet point pattern that can be cut with the correct angles.  Even the stone’s thin nature does not set this eye candy back.  This example of the distilled essence of blue would make a delightfully dainty piece of jewelry.


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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