A Strawberry round from Afghanistan#1062

A round strawberry from Aghanistan This standard round brilliant is an intense pink and comes from Afghanistan. It is not clean, but the inclusion don't distract the eye. It weighs 3.24 carats.

Strawberry is a description of some of the most intense pinks to be found in tourmaline that comes from Afghanistan.  It is always included and I have been very fortunate to get a few pieces.   It may not be surprising that this standard round brilliant, having the color strawberry, is included, but not excessive so.  It is intense, but it is not a red.  I like strawberries like this one and I wish that I could grow them in my garden.  This nice example weighs 3.24 carats and is a nice size for a pendant.


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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