A red world to explore, included round.#37

Included, dark tone, flash driven red round.  #37 This standard round brilliant has a significant, white, non-flashing flaw between the table and the girdle. Its flash driven red color likes bright sun, threw its lower crown. It weighs 2.12 carats.

It is easy to see the mission that I accepted when I started to cut this flash driven, dark red round.  Cut a standard round brilliant with the proper angles on the pavilion, but a lower crown while keeping the major white, non-flashing, flaw from being under the table.

I was successful and this red rocket is ready for blast off in the glare of the bright midday sun.  Now I am not really saying that this is the flashest or brightest gemstone even in the midday sun.  Also the good sized white flaw did not go away, but you have to investigate the rocket closely to really see it in such a dark body.  Perhaps it is even just a one trick pony, but in an intimate setting with bright light it is a red joy to make many rubies envious.  It weighs 2.12 carats.

Bruce

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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