Tiny dot of color in the blue green world#799

Tiny, dot of green with a touch of blue color.. This is one of the smallest standard round brilliants in the collection. It is a nice green with a touch of blue colored dot.

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 touch of blue, that reminds me of some chrome tourmaline and it weighs .15 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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