Fine middle of the road pink that keeps rolling#948


Great Deep Pink Round The round is cut with a split horizontal main pavilion. It is pure, has a nice tone level and great pink color. It weighs 3.97 carats.

You can pass over this gemstone in the collection, if you just lust for color,  but if you’re into pink, you have to stop.  The gemstone has a pure pink statement that flashes from great crystal and polish.    It  weighs 3.97 carats and is eye clean.  The tone level is enhanced by a split horizontal main pavilion cut that makes this middle of the road pink, a bit more special.  But, the cut on this gemstone does have one draw back.  Rounds in general can be set in commercial settings, but split horizontal main rounds are probably too deep to set in anything  that is not a custom setting.  The limitation is really not that important to me, because this stone deserves custom work.



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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