Brightly Polished Eye Clean Afghan Pink Round

Highly polished eye clean pink droplet from Afghanistan This standard round brilliant is eye clean, exceptional for pinks from Afghanistan. Its very pale tone value, makes it an accepted member of the droplets of color. It weighs 1.08 carats.

This standard round brilliant is refreshingly eye clean which is the exception for my pinks from Afghanistan.  I have found that all pastels polish easily and extremely  well with my polishing procedures.  The only real problem area with all colors and tone levels is the tables.  And that is pretty universal problem for cutters.

This smaller round is like a headlight reflector and is so pale that its color practically disappears into the flash.  That makes it a candidate for both the droplets of color and the IceT group (Accepted).  It weighs 1.08 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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