A fine transparent pink oval

A fine eye clean stable pink oval. I am going to post a pink shield cut and this oval to show a comparison between cuts. Both gemstone have it all with the shield having a bit higher tone value. The oval weighs a very nice 4.63 carats.. Stable brilliant medium rich pink shield cut A fine larger pink shield cut with it all. It is a GEM and knows it. It weighs a significant 4.66 carats, which is large enough to make a statement.

I just finished writing about a pink shield cut.#808 and this is probably the same hue (color) as that shield cut, but its tone level is not as high.  It is also not as flashy.  I generally try not to compare a posted stone with another member of the collection, because I don’t know how easily you can find the other stone. (Brilliant idea, I will post both stones pictures here).  But there is a reason for my actions.  I want to demonstrate the superior properties of a shield cut with two stones that are a similar size, color etc.   The superior look of the shield cut comes from being a deeper stone for its width and a better flash pattern. One draw back, as you might have guessed is that they are not well suited for darker stones.

This oval is a fine stone on its own.  Clear and transparent and ready for the oval rumba, it even comes with its own bow tie.  It weighs in at 4.63 carats and doesn’t mind sharing the lime light with anyone, especially a fine pink shield.


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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