Bright Medium Pink Oval with noticable inclusions.#981

Nice Pink Included Oval This oval has a very nice hue, tone level and saturation, but is included with an eye visible feather. It weighs 4.01 carats.

I bring up inclusions with this nice bright flashy oval because it is easily seen, by eye, with the stone face up.  It also effect the way I cut this stone.  I work very hard to minimize inclusions under the table and in this case that lead to a smaller than average table.  I start all my ovals with standard meet point angles, but I have never finished an oval without adjustments.  The feather area is now positioned under the corner of the oval where the prongs would be placed if the stone was ever set.  I am not saying that my friend the goldsmith and gem setter will be happy with that, but I think I did well with this included stone that has great color, tone and saturation.   It has a nice weight of 4.01 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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