Dichroic medium toned pink with purple enrichment, oval#274

A fine dichroic pink with a purplish cast oval.  #274 This oval is very slightly included by the girdle in the pavilion. Its dichroic pink color with a purplish cast is fine, but it is not eye candy. It weighs 3.24 carats.

This pink is more complex than the average highly saturated pink gem.  Its purple shade both darkens it and makes the color more dynamic.  The ovals medium plus tone level and touch of purple reduces the flash level to a degree and this is not eye candy.  But the gemstone does reward an intimate moment with beauty.  This moderately dichroic oval is very slightly included toward the girdle. But it still appears to be eye clean from face up.  It weighs 3.24 carats, which is a nice size for most jewelery.


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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