Another unstable pink peach oval has been sighted.#1130

Pink peach slider with darker overtone, oval This oval has two rows of steps on its crown. It is a pink peach slider with darker overtones. It is eye clean and with fine crystal and weighs 1.56 carats.

Even before I set up my yellowish light and let the natural light into where I am posting, pinks, peaches, reds and oranges have been betraying me.  I examine them after they have been cleaned and placed in their storage box.  I even walk them, as I have posted about, to try and understand their color personality, but then later they don’t match up with my declaration about their color.

I am getting a bit cautious about my declarations and even though the storage box says pink on this one, I know that this medium toned pink peach is a slider that is ready to try and do me in.   It does have a darker overtone, but good flash for an oval with a stepped cut crown.  It appears to be eye clean and has fine crystal.  It weighs 1.56 carats and is interesting.


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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