A touch of purple goes a long way dark purple pink round.#34

Darker tone level purplish pink round.  #34 This purplish pink's tone level is dark and the standard round brilliant seems to lack transparency down the c axis. It is an intimate gemstone, that needs good light and has a reluctant flash. It weighs 2.40 carats.

This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal, still it is not a flashy gem because of its dark tone level.  The case grows stronger that whatever causes pinks to get a purplish cast, it also produces darker tone levels and a diminished transparency.  This maybe exacerbated by having the table perpendicular to the principle axis.  This gemstone weighs 2.40 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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