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Medium light tone blue green dot of color#1181

This blue green dot of color is bright and has a medium light tone.  It wished that it was bigger at .20 carats. Bruce

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Medium toned blue green dot of color#1180

This standard round brilliant is a very nice medium tone level, pastel blue green dot of color.  It appears to be eye clean and bright and weighs .20 carats. Bruce

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Chrome green dot of color#1178

This chrome tourmaline has a nice flash driven green color.  It weighs .20 carats. Bruce

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Blue green pastel dot of color.#1179

This standard round brilliant is a nice medium pastel dot of color.  It is quite and bright and appears to be eye clean.  It weighs .18 carats. Bruce

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Chrome tourmaline, flash driven green round.#1177

This dark green dot of color has a flash driven green color.  It is called chrome tourmaline despite the fact that it is probably colored by vanadium.  It weighs .20 carats. Bruce

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Dark green chrome dot of color.#1176

This dark green dot of color has some flash driven color.  It is called chrome tourmaline despite the fact that it is probably colored by vanadium.  This standard round brilliant weighs .17 carats. Bruce

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Emerald green dot of color.#1175

This small standard round brilliant is cut from chrome tourmaline.  It has a bit better tone values than the other five green dotes of color on the same tray.  It weighs .20 carats. Bruce

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Chrome green dot of color.#1174

This small dark green, but with good flash, round is called chrome tourmaline.  It has a different feel to it than green Elbaite the most common form of green tourmaline.  This dot of color weighs .16 carats. Bruce

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Green dots before your eyes, chrome dots of color (6)#1173

Dark, but with a very nice flash driven emerald green color.  This chrome tourmaline is one of six rounds that I cut from the last of a dealers inventory.  Chrome tourmaline has a different presence than green Elbaite and you … Continue reading

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Another round of blue from Namibia for everyone, dot of color.#1166

This is a pretty little blue standard round brilliant.  It appears to be eye clean and came from Namibia in a lot that proved to be unstable.  The dot of color has a medium tone level and weighs .27 carats. … Continue reading

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Another blue dot special from Namibia#1163

If you can keep dots of color on the dop stick, they can be fun to cut.  I went to a diamond dopping wax years ago, that is just about pure shellac and have never regretted it.  I now use … Continue reading

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Part of the lot of Namibia blue dots of color#1151

Small rounds are fun to cut, but you work for what you get.  There are not too many colors that I would push a round down this small, but a great medium toned blue, like this dot of color, is … Continue reading

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Namibian blue dot of color.#1146

Another fine stable blue from Namibia that is a dot of color.  It appears to be eye clean, but may not be stable enough to set.  It weighs .35 carats. Bruce

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Rolling in dots of blue Namibian tourmaline.#1144

Namibia gets my vote for blue in tourmaline.  It may not have the neon look of Paraiba, but I keep finding room in my collection for it.  This dot of color is bright blue and stays blue even in my … Continue reading

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Dark blue with limited flash blue dot of color.#1132

This dot of color is as small as I have cut them.  It has a rich blue color, but seems to suffer from a lack of transparency that I have seen in other blues.  Still with its small size of … Continue reading

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Included pink dot of color.#1131

This standard round brilliant is included.  It has a nice medium toned pink color that is enough to be a dot of color.  It weighs .26 carats. Bruce

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Included, medium toned, blue dot of color.#1127

Sometimes I can tell when a stone has been a real problem and this is one of them.  It is pretty included and such a small size that i am sure that its destiny did not start out that way.  … Continue reading

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A nice medium toned green dot.#1125

Now what does it take to be a fine dot of color besides a determinative size?  The rich enough tone level to be seen and a fine color.  This standard round brilliant has both and has been accepted. ( Since … Continue reading

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Medium toned blue, dot of color, Namibia#1120

This is a pretty medium toned blue standard round brilliant.  It is from Namibia and makes a fine dot of color,  It weighs .22 carats. Bruce

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Namibian blue, classic dot of color.#1115

There are not many colors that I would cut in such a small round anymore.  But I go the extra mile with a great Namibian blue.  A combination of medium tone levels and great transparency helps my beloved blue, just … Continue reading

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A nice richer than usual, blue color, in a small round from Namibia.#123

This blue dot of color from Namibia has a medium dark tone.  If was even moderately bigger than its .35 carat size it would be completely dark.  So I guess sometimes it is best to be small.  It does have … Continue reading

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Little, dark tone level with green flash, chrome tourmaline#118

This round chrome tourmaline has the classic green color, but is so dense that the color is only seen in the flash of this small round.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  There are many things … Continue reading

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A green color dot with apparent c axis transparency problems.#115

I have been finding more tourmaline with c axis transparency problems than I realized in the collection.  They have all been blues and greens.  This medium dark, small standard round brilliant seems to have joined the group of known examples.  … Continue reading

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Average blue dot of Namibian origin.#113

This small blue, standard round brilliant, really could use a little bulk to get up there to the top of Namibia’s  bounty.  As it stands, it a nice average dot of color with a medium tone and eye clean body.  … Continue reading

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Smallest round in the collection and a green dot of color.#109

This is as low as I have ever cut a small gemstone.  This standard round brilliant only weighs .11 carats, but it is a chrome tourmaline and probably has as good a green as there is in the collection.  If … Continue reading

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Included pink with a speck of purple, dot of color.#603

It is amazing  to me how much being “in” can matter when it comes to price.  I truly love cuprian tourmaline, but only stones with higher quality colors should warrant a big differential in price. (in my opinion)  When I … Continue reading

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Tiny dot of color in the blue green world#799

This standard round brilliant is almost the smallest gemstone in the collection.  I cut it while I was experimenting with standard round brilliants to see how small I could cut a stone.  It is a nice rich green with a … Continue reading

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Small round with a creamy heart of peach, dot of color

This  standard round brilliant has a really nice tone level of peach for such a small stone.  It is not brownish or dichroic at all.  It weighs .37 carats and is a dot of color. Bruce

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blue green dot of color#796

This small standard round brilliant has a nice bright medium toned blue green color.  It weighs .21 carats and I haven’t gotten smaller than that many times. Bruce

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Pink dot of color#795

This small standard round brilliant of pink was cut while I was experimenting with cutting small stones.  It is a nice medium toned pink that weighs .25 carats. Bruce

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An included hot pink dot of color with a flater crown.#790

This standard round brilliant is included like you would expect of this hot pink color in a great medium tone level.  It also has a flatter crown than other dots of color.  Still it is an exciting stone even though … Continue reading

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It is pretty small, but still a blue from Namibia, round#789

Small or not doesn’t matter when it comes to having a blue from Namibia.  This standard round blue is a blue blood and shows its pedigree even though it is only .27 carats big.  Its tone level is on the … Continue reading

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Small medium toned green dot of color#788

This standard round brilliant was cut while I experimented with cutting small rounds.  It has a nice medium tone that stands up to being in such a small stone.  Its color is a nice green without dichroism and is a … Continue reading

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Medium toned green dot of color.#787

This standard round brilliant has a nice medium toned green color.  It appears to be eye clean  and without dichroism.  It weighs .35 carats and is a nice do of color for the eye. kBruce

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This is small enough to be a dot and it is, a beautiful blue Namibian one.#785

There is something about a Namibian blue that stands out even when it is as small as this blue dot of color.  It is not just its color, but the great medium tone that goes with it in these smaller … Continue reading

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Smallest round I ever made, blue color dot.#779

It looks like a little sapphire and deserves a note as the smallest stand round brilliant I ever cut. (and any other style of cut).  It has a nice medium toned blue and weighs a spectacular .11 carats. (That is … Continue reading

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Slightly included bright hot pink dot.#777

This standard round brilliant is still hot pint in this dot of color.  Even this small a hot pink is slightly included.  It has a medium tone value and weighs .27 carats.  I cutting it when I was experimenting with … Continue reading

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Nice blue green color dot.#776

This green standard round brilliant has enough tone value to still be darker in this color dot.  It weighs .36 carats and has the typical amount of flash for a darker stone. Bruce

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Small even for a color dot, golden gem.#775

This is about as small as I ever cut a standard round brilliant.  This dot of color is still rich in golden color and reaches to flash, threw the cotton.  It weighs .15 carats and sadly will never grow up. … Continue reading

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Medium toned green dot of color#770

This smaller standard round brilliant is eye clean and has a nice medium tone.  I cut it when I was experimenting with cutting small round brilliants.  It weighs .36 carats. Bruce

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Medium dark pink dot of color#766

This standard round brilliant, medium dark, pink has the force to standout in the cotton.   It was cut while I was experimenting with cutting small rounds.  It weighs .28 carats and is a dot of color. Bruce

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A golden ray of color for a color dot#759

This smaller round brilliant is a bright golden dot of color.  It is bright and sparkling and weighs .31 carats. Bruce

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A steely blue color dot.#757

This smaller standard round brilliant was cut while I was experimenting in cutting small stones.  It blue color is a bit gray, but it is still a nice open stone that is bright and flashy.  It weighs .27 carats.  It … Continue reading

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Pink peach punch in a dot.#756

This small standard round brilliant was cut while I was experimenting in cutting small rounds.  I put it in the collection to keep it safe.  It is a nice peach pink of light tone and bright disposition.  It weighs .24 … Continue reading

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A hot dot of pink power.#755

When I first started cutting after a long hiatus, I only worked on small stones.  It got to the point that I wanted to see how small I could make them.  This small standard round brilliant was part of that … Continue reading

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Small slightly inclued medium light pink round from Afghanistan

I like to cut smaller rounds in the middle of more complicated efforts.  Years ago I got a lot of pale pink and almost colorless blue pieces of tourmaline that use to be bicolor crystals.  I have been cutting rounds … Continue reading

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Nice sapphire color dot of blue.

This color dot weighs only .35 carats, but has a blue that is as solid as any tourmaline in the collection.  Green is not in its book and it likes to take vacations with the sapphires where its mid level … Continue reading

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Green Dot of Chrome Tourmaline

When I first started back into faceting after a long hiatus, I did not spend a lot of money on rough.  To get anything to cut that had decent color in tourmaline I had to go small.  And being small … Continue reading

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Blue, touch of green color dot#1099

Everyone needs a break and sometimes a reality check.  Cutting this color dot is a different experience than pushing around a big stone.  Being delicate and keeping the stone on the dop stick is the first concern.  Then any work … Continue reading

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Blazing Blue Green Color Dot#1081

When I restarted my faceting life, I did not spend a lot of money on rough.  This got me focused on seeing how small a gemstone I could cut. I bought a lot of “mine run” tourmaline rough from Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Color Dots, a golden tourmaline round#976

  When I first started cutting again after many years away from the craft, I did not spend a lot of money.  In tourmaline  I went for lots of small material and tried to see how small a gemstone I … Continue reading

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