Tag Archives: green-blue

Small, closed ended, blue to blue green emerald cut.#1153

This is a pretty emerald cut that has a very nice medium dark toned blue to blue green color.  It has closed ends and steep angles on the ends.  It weighs .72 carats.  It appears to be eye clean. Bruce

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Blue toward green color shifter, closed ended, emerald cut.#1139

This longer ratio emerald cut is blue in day light, but makes a strong sift toward green in my yellowish light.  It appears to be eye clean and has good crystal.  It dark tone level and closed ends makes the … Continue reading

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Darker blue green round with reasonable flash. Droplet of color to be.#1110

This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and has reasonable flash for a darker gemstone.  One that likes the sun and an intimate glance.  The blue green components of the stones hue are well balanced.  It weighs .86 … Continue reading

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Limited flash in a blue green round.#1108

This standard round brilliant has a darker tone level and nice color, but limited flash.  I don’t see a lot of heavy inclusions, but I don’t think it has very good crystal.  Also I think that this stone may be … Continue reading

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One of the crop of Namibian rounds that sings the blues.#145

need picture #145 The current of Namibian blue that flows threw the collection is not always very large, but it is precious.  This smaller standard round brilliant does take to the greenish blue side in my yellowish light, but is … Continue reading

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Blue to blue green medium dark round.#142

This is a beautiful gemstone. I never realized until I started posting my collection that I had so many blue to blue green medium dark gemstones. This one has to be one of the best.  It is eye clean and … Continue reading

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A steely blue green shield cut.#160

A great effort is sometimes made not to put gray into the color name of a gemstone, but the fact is that many blues and other colors have a gray over tone in tourmaline.  Calling a gemstone steely is a … Continue reading

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Small oval of watery blue disposition.#104

This oval with a watery, medium toned blue, is one of the smallest ovals I have cut.    The little, eye clean, gem is a pretty piece of blue with value.  It is from Afghanistan/Pakistan.  It weighs .43 carats. Bruce

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A blue sliding into greener blue hue in a great emerald cut. Namibia#398

This medium toned blue emerald cut takes on a quite distinct greenish cast in yellowish light, but still stays on the bluer side of green.  It is completely with dichroism and its low ratio between its length and its width … Continue reading

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Darker blue green emerald cut with some flaws.#394

This nice emerald cut has a variety of small flaws that are not easily seen in it s medium dark toned body.  I don’t think that this stone is unstable, but it is not of the highest quality from Namibia.  … Continue reading

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Included saturated blue green emerald cut.#393

This was the largest piece I cut from the lot I got from my regular African dealer, before the blues from Namibia became much harder and more expensive to get.  It suffers from the moving flaw problem I saw in … Continue reading

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A Namibian revelation, completely open blue green emerald cut.#385

The posted revelation.  It weighs 2.75 carats. Mom’s stone, it weighs 5.27 carats. In a separate, private transaction, I receive a lot that contained one piece of rough.  I came to call my “Mother’s Stone” because I used part of … Continue reading

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Closed and steeply cut ends on a slightly greenish blue enerald cut.#375

Steeply cut ends help mitigate the closed ends on this blue with a touch of green emerald cut.  The medium toned blue does not seem as saturated as the best material from Namibia.  It appears to be eye clean and … Continue reading

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Fine, eye clean, blue green emerald cut.#360

It is nice to have to look at some of these smaller  gemstones for the first time in a while.  This smaller emerald cut has open ends and such a great medium toned, flash driven blue green color, that it … Continue reading

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A shifty blue that has a green streek depending on the light, droplet of light.

This medium toned blue shifts to more green than expected under the yellowish light.  But boy does it love incandescent light.   So we will call it a blue green pastel, droplet of color, with visions of greatness, because it drinks … Continue reading

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Blue to blue green droplet of color#538

This blue to blue green round has a great medium dark tone level.  It is bright in a reasonable light and looks rich and delicious.  The droplets of color will have a feast with this new member.  The standard round … Continue reading

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Closed ended blue green emerald cut.#749

This emerald cut has normal angles on its ends despite being closed ended.  I prefer the flash better on normally cut emerald cuts even though the darkness edges in a little.  It appears to be eye clean and has a … Continue reading

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Smaller Barion Cut in Blues with a touch of Green.

This is a great little stone.  Its two axis, one of which is bluer and the other blue with a touch of green, are beautifully mixed to make mainly a blue by the Barion cut. (The mixing of the two … Continue reading

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This blue to green, lighter and brighter, emerald cut is very nice.

This emerald cut has a different feel to it than many of the smaller ones I have been cutting in the blue/green range of colors.  Its ends are darker, but I don’t think that they are closed.  The color goes … Continue reading

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Nice, clean, blue green with steep ends, emerald cut.

This is one of the pawns in the collection.  I have cut a lot of them and each one claims it bit of beauty.  They are generally clean and have colors that swim around in the blues to  yellow greens.  … Continue reading

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Copper bearing rather steely blue to green round.

This standard round brilliant has pretty good crystal even though it is lightly included.  Its color is unstable, blue to green depending on how yellow the light is.  My spectrometer found that this tourmaline is cuprian, though it does not … Continue reading

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Great blue to green droplet

This droplet of color is a delightful shifter.  In morning light it is blue, while in yellowish light it is a mixture of green and blue that does not loose any of its tone value.  Both ends are  bright and … Continue reading

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A Blue that walks to a different drummer, Round

Most blue tourmaline really like yellowish/incandescent light.  It really fires up the stone even if the blues can tend to become greens.  Well here is a standard round brilliant that just has to be different.  I read on the box … Continue reading

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Sun loving blue sliding round.

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 … Continue reading

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Nice medium dark blue green droplet

This standard round brilliant has a bit of acid in its green side, but is tempered by the dominant blue.  It has a nice medium dark tone level that is well suited for its small size and eye clean nature.  … Continue reading

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OK but rather flat blue green round, Included

This smaller standard round brilliant is a step or two down from the best Namibian in eye appeal.  It is included, but has a good tone level.  With a weight of .43 carats, the droplets have passed on this one. … Continue reading

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Darker than average blue/green from Namibia

This standard round brilliant has great flash driven color in moderate light.  It is clean with excellent crystal and not visible dichroic.  Another fine blue/green from Namibia that likes to be blue in natural light.  It weighs 2 carats and … Continue reading

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Quite Light Blue/Green Oval#238

Medium light and bright and raring to flash for you.  This stone is only held back by too much light.  It is best for the indirect lighting of intimate moments.   It does not appear to be dichroic.  I has excellent … Continue reading

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Included Medium Blue Oval#219

This blue oval has a nice saturation and moderate tone level, but is restrained by numerous light inclusions.  There is also a touch of green, but I would still call is an indicolite.   This visibly imperfect gemstone is still attractive … Continue reading

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Medium Dark Blue Green Namibian Oval#217

This nice medium dark toned oval has at least two eye visible inclusion next to the girdle.  Its color is principally blue with a fine dash of green, another Namibian specialty a long with  pure blue.  It weighs 1.97 carats. … Continue reading

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