A moderately included, average pink that is really not average, round#26

Moderately included, average pink round.  #26 This standard round brilliant has a moderate amount of inclusions for an average pink stone. It has a medium tone and a good saturation level that is superior to average commercial stones. It weighs 2.43 carats.

When I label a tourmaline a moderately included, average pink, gemstone, I am comparing it with my collection and not with what is available commercially.  I think that my collections level of cleanliness is much better than commercially grade stones and my polishing effort elevates all the colors to a flasher display.  So this standard round brilliant is still a great stones for a nice piece of jewelery even if it doesn’t reach above the level of average in the collection.  This medium toned, well saturated, pink weighs 2.43 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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