Dark pink with a bit of purple cast, low level flashing round.#44

Need picture 44

This dark pink with a purple cast, that does not come from copper, appears to have a transparency issue.  This is probably because the standard round brilliant was cut with its table perpendicular to the principle axis (a), but even if that isn’t a contributor, this purplish pink just doesn’t seem to flash that much.  It is eye clean and with fine crystal so it makes me wonder.  It weighs 2.86 carats.

Bruce

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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