Small or large, never enough Namibian blue rounds

A beautiful Namibian Blue round. This standard round brilliant is a classic Namibian blue. It is bright, eye clean and a wonderful medium toned blue. It weighs .32 carats and is an independent soul.

I usually don’t remember where smaller tourmaline comes from, if I ever knew, but with the blues, Namibia just stands out.  Over the years I have had breakage problems even in small stones, because a lot of of the rough is heat treated before I get it. (This is what I think anyway).  This standard round brilliant is eye clean, bright and blue.  It is a bit big for a dot of color and too small for a droplet of color so it going to have a beautiful life as and independent soul.


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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