Standout Dichroic blue green oval#1141

Bright, eye clean slightly dichroic blue green oval. This is eye candy. The blue green oval is slightly dichroic and appears to be eye clean with fine crystal. Its medium tone level and great flash makes this 1.64 carats oval a fine candidate for a piece of jewelery.

Most of my later, higher number trays, are a mixture of gems as I cut them and not the ordered field that my son put together after the last Carnegie Museum show.  With the desire to post information about every gemstone in the collection I have had to look closely at gems I have not really seen for a while because of gemstones like the posted one.

Why you might ask and since I am trying to both provocative and informative, I will try and explain.  The bright, slightly dichroic blue green gemstone is eye candy.  Since there is not real order to this tray, the eye candy steals the other less aggressive stones of their moment, because I am really just browsing most of the time.  This is unfair to many gemstones, that individually merit interest, but were  not blessed with that something extra that photography many times can not capture.

And speaking of photographic distortions.  Without the new world of digital photography this effort with my collection would not have been possible, but the technology does not represent many gemstones as the eye perceives them.  This is particularly true with flawed ones.  While accentuating and magnifying the flaws, the pictures diminish the impact of  flash and scintillation of the stone on the perception of flaws.   Some included faceted stones may even appear to be without facets if the pictures are not taken carefully and I think that the “neon” effect in some gemstones is impossible to capture photographically.

That said this eye candy has no problems with the eye or photograph.  Its medium toned relatively stable blue green shines without eye visible flaws.  It weighs 1.64 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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