A definitely dichroic pink oval.#274

Dichroic Pink Oval with Richer Pink Ends. A lighter band of pink dominates the center of this dichroic pink oval. The ends are much darker, but still have plenty of flash. The oval weighs 3.24 carats.

This nice sized, dichroic, pink oval was cut with the table parallel to the a/b axis.  This causes a band of lighter pink to dominate the center of the oval.  The ends of the oval are a much richer, bright pink color.  The oval appears to be eye clean and is moderate in flash.  It weighs 3.24 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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