Straight lace blue with open ends, emerald cut.#530

Slight dichroic medium toned blue with touch of gray emerald cut.  #430 This is a successful emerald cut with a nice medium toned, substantial blue with a touch of gray. It appears to be eye clean and weighs 1.17 carats.

Many of the blues that I have and love have either a rich sapphire blue look or sing of the tropical waters.  This straight laced blue follows a more stalwart path to success.  It does not play with green much and may be a bit gray.  Still it should be taken seriously because it has substance and is not just another piece of eye candy.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.   The moderately tone toned gemstone is only slightly dichroic. It weighs 1.17 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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