A dark sultry pink that wants to be red droplet of color.#24

Dark, flash driven pink with a wash of purple, droplet of color.  #24 This standard round brilliant needs a decent light to show its true colors of dark purplish red. It is not a particularly bright or flashy gemstone even though it is eye clean. It weighs 1.56 carats.

It is dark enough for a pink to sink into red, but it keeps floating above the color level.  It appears to be eye clean and seems to have a slight overtone of purple.  This would help explain why this darker pink still isn’t a red and is not overly bright or flashy.  All of it sounds a bit negative for a stone that needs decent light to show its true colors, but the droplets of color are ready to help.  It weighs 1.56 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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