A heavily included experiment in the round.#510

Heavily included experiment with mixing pink and blue, round This heavily included round came from Brazil and is an experiment in mixing a blue pink bicolor to make purple. It worked to a degree and makes the stone interesting. It weighs 2.66 carats.

The standard round brilliant that is heavily included was just an experiment.  I had purchased some Brazilian “salad”(low grade faceted gemstones) to try and see if I could get something different.(I did get a couple of grayed purples that are in the collection)  This round came form one of the lower grade pieces of salad that was a bicolor of heavily included pink and blue.  I wanted to see if the brilliant cut could make a purple out of the two colors and it did to a degree.  I keep it in the collection because it is interesting, different and makes a good story.  It weighs 2.66 carats.

Bruce

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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