A Hot Pink Blessed with Purity

Richer Hot Pink Droplet of Color Where the line between pink and hot pink is hard to say, Where ever this standard round brilliant truly lies is not as important as this gem has it all in hot beauty. It weighs .91 carats. Droplets rejoice.

I am afraid that I failed the grade when I put a label on this standard round brilliant years ago.  I put hot pink on it when it is even richer/darker than a pink, I used to try and separate hot pink from pink in another post.  I think I am dealing with my mood when I finished a stone and how the rough was advertised.  Hot pink seems to sell better than pink, I guess, since “hot” can certainly be abused with describing pink tourmaline.

Whatever the label, this droplet of color is a beautiful, eye clean, gemstone.  Its tone level and degree of saturation are excellent.  And it is hot.  It weighs .91 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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