A nice pale pink round with a bit of inclusions from Afghanistan

Faintly included, lightly toned pink, Afghan, round. This is a nice little round that has a pink that is pale, but still reliable, in different lights. It is faintly included, which does not effect the stone's brightness. It came from Afghanistan and weighs 1.54 carats.

Now I may have complained about the lot of light pink and blue I got from Afghanistan years ago, but it did produce some decent  stones.  This is one of the nicer pinks, because it is a bit larger and a bit cleaner than most.  And who can turn aside stones the glow in a nice baby pink forever.  This standard round brilliant weighs 1.54 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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