A moderately included dark tone level plume, round#1049


Rich Red Purple Round This rich toned red purple is a sultry gemstone. It has a few white inclusions near the girdle that do not extend under the table. It weighs 5.03 carats.

This plume, rich red purple, colored gemstone has a richer tone level than the average in the collection.  This tends to be the case for most of the red purples and they are more a sultry stone than a real flasher.  They also don’t tend to shift as much as a rubellite that has just an overtone of purple under average daylight.  This gemstone has easily visible white inclusions at the girdle.  They are limited to a small part of the  edge and don’t extend under the table. Also the standard round brilliants dark tone tends to hide flaws.  The gemstone has good crystal and weighs 5.03 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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