cherry red and ripe with beauty, round#720

This is the red cherry on the top of my sunday. round This standard round brilliant is a red GEM. It has everything that I look for in a red, tone level, flash, brightness, cleanliness and saturation. It weighs 2.40 carats and shines bigger.

Some stones you remember cutting for a long time, even if the details fade.  This standard round brilliant came forth from a flaw piece of rough.  I had to fight for every fraction of a carat and I just made my angels before I ran out of material.  I needed to make this one work because it is an absolutely beautiful red that is blessed with the ideal tone and level of saturation that I have always looked for in a red.  And all this in a eye clean round with great crystal.  All the flaws are a memory that only I still feel.  Despite its smaller size this GEM grab a high end dealer’s eye and got the accolade that there was a superior red.  As the color parade rolls on, this 2.40 carat red will be out there in front.


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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