Darker pink with a punch of purple, round

Medium dark tone pink with a punch of purple, droplet This standard round brilliant just does not have the visual impact that a pink of similar tone level would have. I think that a purple punch makes the stone less transparent. It is still a nice modest droplet of 1.15 carats.

I have this standard round brilliant marked as a pink, but something is both making it darker and toning down the flash.  I think that it is a punch of purple that I have seen often in pink tourmaline.  This round still has a pleasant restrained look that is eye clean, but without as much sparkle as I would expect in a 1.15 carat oval of medium dark tone level.  The droplets are still interested in her because she is a bit different.


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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