A big red one in a small round.

This small round get the big red one prize from the droplets of color. This standard round brilliant was not only accepted by the droplets of color, it won their big red one award. This ,93 round has it all and doesn't go brown or purple in different white lights. Wow what a beauty.

This standard round brilliant is wonderful in the rays of my yellow light.  When I took it outside to be sure that it did not turn purple under the gray autumn sky, it stayed wonderfully red.  We have a winner.  The big red one is planted squarely on the .93 carats round’s shoulders.  Even in a pale diffuse light the red does not get too dark and keeps on sparkling.  Wow, do I love red and this little round in particular, because on top of all that color, it is eye clean.  I realize that I should cool my passion for this exceptional red, because it is small and if it was a larger stone its tone level would be too dark to be a fine red.  (A not unusual problem with reds)  Still everything works great with this little champ and we should laud it. (It may even have copper)



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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