Good sized, medium pastel, pink, oval.

Very pleasant medium pastel pink oval This is a pretty common color and tone level in tourmaline, but that does not decrease its beauty. The pastel pink oval appears to be eye clean and is bright and flashy. It weighs 3.68 carats.

This pink oval has a two step crown that has won praise from my board of directors.  I am using it more often because it gives me very good control over the thickness of the crown.  Its only drawback is the amount time consuming fiddling that I need to do in order for the many smaller facets to be align properly.  This pink has a softer eye clean look that would need to be kept clean, like all pastels, to be completely appreciated.  This pleasant stone weighs 3.68 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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