A large fantastic graded pink emerald cut.#712

Museum grade, graded pink emerald cut This emerald cut is as close to the perfect pink as I will ever cut. It has everything needed to set off the highly saturated (purity of color) graded pink body. It weighs a hefty 10.50 carats.

Some gemstones are so easy to write about.  I can not say enough about this absolutely beautiful pastel pink emerald cut.  Its tone level grades from a pale pink to a very nice medium pastel pink with a saturation (purity of color) that is exemplary.  It is eye clean and extremely bright for an emerald cut.  Need I say more, well it does weight 10,50 carats and has a little history.

I was in need of a larger pink tourmaline for some project and contacted my principle dealer in Africa.  Now pink is common enough that I had hopes of getting a good piece.  He sent me the stone I cut into this gemstone.  Well this was too good to cut down for the ring stone and I got another pink that did the job.  It turn out that the rough he sent, at first, came from Del Gado.  So my suite of Del Gado material was enhanced greatly.  I had not purchased more common colors from Del Gado because I didn’t think that they would be as interesting as the rusts, oranges and yellows.   I am so gratefull that I needed a pink and got this uniquely beautiful graded pink for the collection.  It did have a little chipping on the keel that I polished out.  It is too pure and too perfect to do anything less. (It was even able to catch the eye of a high end dealer)



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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