Sun loving blue sliding round.

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This is a beautiful medium sized standard round  brilliant that has the blessing of a rich blue color in natural light.  It does slide into a bit of green under incandescent, but it is a blue to me.  Namibia has produce a significant amount of these beauties and I was lucky enough to gather them in shortly after 2000.  There has been little material available recently.

Writing up these posts for the pictures has focused me on parts of the collection that I have not looked at closely for years.  It is nice to find gems like this and I don’t get tired of the color.  This 2.30 carat gemstones appears to be eye clean and with a moderately high tone level.  It will flash you a smile if you pay it sometime.



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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