Another red that really is more of a rich pink droplet.

A darker toned red to pink droplet of color This standard round brilliant is just not quite a red. It is eye clean and has good crysta, so the droplets of color are pleased to have it join. It weighs .94 carats.

This is the posted round that just misses being a red.

This small round get the big red one prize from the droplets of color. This standard round brilliant was not only accepted by the droplets of color, it won their big red one award. This ,93 round has it all and doesn't go brown or purple in different white lights. Wow what a beauty.

This is the winner of the big red one prize. wow

This standard round brilliant is marked on the box red, but it really looks more like a rich pink when I compare it with #644, its neighbor.  I will let you be the judge by posting both.  The droplets like the posted rounds eye clean disposition and fine crystal.  The don’t need just eye candy for their shows, but #644 is hard to get over.  This round has a moderately dark tone and is moderately flashy.  It weighs .94 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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