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)