Classic hot hot included pink droplet of color#519

old fashion hot pink tourmaline is included, but still a droplet of color. This standard round brilliant has enough inclusions to affect the flash and transparency of the gemstone. It is a really great hot color and deserve a place with the droplets of color.

This is what hot pink tourmaline looked like for most of the old days.  It was and is a great color in this standard round brilliant, but it always was included.  Included to such a significant degree that it impacts the flash of the stone.  With Nigeria producing much cleaner material the world of hot tourmaline has expanded.  I still like the old and embrace the new, because I am that kind of guy when it comes to color in tourmaline.  This round weighs .79 carats and is welcomed by the droplets of color with or without inclusions.


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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