A hot dot of pink power.#755

Nice pink dot. This small standard round brilliant is all you could want from a .36 carat medium toned pink.

When I first started cutting after a long hiatus, I only worked on small stones.  It got to the point that I wanted to see how small I could make them.  This small standard round brilliant was part of that investigation.  I haven’t cut  any this small for a while, but I put the old ones in the collection to keep them safe.

This pink dot of color is all you could expect from a medium tone bright pink round that weighs .36 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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