Deep cut oval with bright pink flash#286

Great pink in a deeply cut oval This longer ratio oval has a "super nova" pavilion that makes a deep gem of great flash and brightness. It appears to be eye clean and with great crystal. It weighs 5.61 carats.

This oval was cut with both a larger ratio of its length to width and a “super nova” style pavilion.  This extra effort was well rewarded by producing a very bright flashy gemstone.  Its tone level and pink color are ideal for an exceptionally attractive gemstone.  There aren’t any problems with crystal or inclusions in this nice sized 5.61 carat standout.


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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