Darker red purple trilliant cut.#1091


High Toned Red Purple Trilliant. This gemstone was cut as a trilliant to lighten the stone. It is a sultry and attractive gemstone with moderate flash. It is eye clean and weighs 1.77 carats.

I don’t use the trilliant cut very much because I prefer shield cuts for triangular shaped rough.  But this red purple, which is not a rubellite in my book, has such a high tone level that I needed as thin a stone as possible.  The trilliant fills the bill very nicely.  The cut produced a sultry stone rather than a particularly flashy gemstone with this rough.  I have seen this in other darker gemstones and the reduction in transparency is unexplained and interesting.

This dainty trilliant would make a great daylight gemstone if set in yellow gold and worn on a sunny day.  It is eye clean and weighs 1.77 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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