Clean and bright shield cut, Pink

Bright Flashy Pink with a dash of orange shield cut. I can find nothing wrong with this excellent shield cut pink that is a little on the orange side. It has a two step crown and weighs 2.83 carats.

This pink with maybe a bit of orange has everything going for it.  The shield cut makes a naturally flashy gemstone and medium tone and great crystal just amplify the effect.  I also appears to be eye clean.  This modern looking gemstone has a two step crown and weighs 2.83 carats.

Shield cuts are a really great, more modern cut.  One important thing that is useful to know, is that they all need custom settings.  In fact almost all my gemstones, outside of rounds, need custom settings.  In the beginning, when I cut  smaller stones, I was cutting calibrated sizes for commercial setting.  But as I began to invest in bigger more expensive rough I gave up on wasting material to cut calibrated stones.   This change was caused by both not wanting beauty to be compromised by commercial considerations and the feeling that my gemstones deserve quality custom settings.



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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