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

Beautiful Namibian blue dot of color. This small standard round brilliant is a little beauty. It has a medium dark tone and nice flash. It weighs .29 carats. It is proud dot of color.

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 stones.  Bigger ones can have problems with darkness and are generally heated to lighten them.  This perfect little dot of color weighs .29 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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