A good pink trooper to make a pretty, common statement, round

A nice eye clean medium rich pink round This standard round brilliant represents a generally available pink, medium tone combination. It is quit attractive with an eye clean look, and good crystal. It weighs 2.09 carats.

Not every tourmaline in the collection can be exceptional.  I never made such an effort to buy only exceptional rough. I would not have been able to keep cutting.  The make up of the collection real shows windows of opportunity that I had to buy different tourmalines as they briefly became available.  One color and tone level that has been constantly available over the years is the stuff of this posted gemstone.  It is a fine medium rich pink that is eye clean and flashy.  It was cut as usual in a standard round brilliant (oval are about equal in usefulness) and weighs 2.09 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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