A Red/Orange-Peach, deep oval.#542

A deeply cut, medium toned, red orange oval. This oval has a "super nova" pavilion and a normal top. It has a great medium toned red orange color and is eye clean and of fine crystal. It is a bright flashy 9.16 carats.

Since I posted that I was using peach only in the pastel world this deeply cut oval is probably a medium toned reddish orange, but it still is really a deeper peach.  Its pavilion is a “super nova” which takes a lot of depth in the rough to cut, but produces a very bright flashy gemstone with a normal crown.  The oval is not dichroic in any degree and the open uniform color is supported by fine crystal and an eye clean look.  I think that this oval would make a great substitute for the unaffordable Pad (an abbreviation for an impossible name of an orange red sapphire mostly found in Ceylon and demanding exceptional prices)  It weighs a very nice 9.16 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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