Dark, Mysterious and Sultry Red Purple Round#1070


Dark Red Purple Round This standard round brilliant has a high tone level like many red/purples. It needs a good amount of light to appreciated its flash driven color that is generated by movement. It weighs 3.49 carats and is eye clean.

This standard round brilliant has a high level of tone that puts it on the edge of having a place in the collection.  Flash and associated color does pop up from the depths of the gemstone as it is moved in an average light source.  It really stands up to full sunlight.  I have found that red purples in general tend to be dark.  Some people (my son for one) like darker flash driven color, but I am a more moderate soul in preference.  Still this gemstone has a pretty color in the right light and stands out when all your pretty pastel are washed out by the sun.  The gemstone is eye clean (you won’t see scatter easily in this dark a gemstone) and weighs 3.49 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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