A prize from the past, middle of the road pink round.#32

Nice medium toned,decent pink, that is eye clean, round.  #32 This standard round brilliant is pretty middle of the road and it is a nice road. There is nothing wrong with this gem, except that it can not make it as a star. It weighs 2.01 carats.

I can tell from the markings on the storage box that this standard round brilliant was cut in the early stages of my rebirth in lapidary.  It is a fine trooper, with a decent medium toned pink that is eye clean and with fine crystal.  Still it just doesn’t have enough zing to do anything, but sit in its box since I cut it.  Not everyone can be a supper star.  But on its own and without the competition from the collection this 2.01 carat stone would shine.


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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