Hot Hot Pink Droplet#975

 

exception pink droplet of color This standard round brilliant is very sharp and has a hot pink color. It is clean and weighs 1.38 carats.

I know that I have presented pink as a pretty common color for tourmaline and it is, but there are exceptional pinks.  This droplet had a chance of being in a piece of custom jewelery until the well went dry and there was a reason why it was chosen to make the effort.  Its facets snap and flash at the slightest moment and tho its tone is a moderate level, the pink is just a hot,hot step up from most tourmalines.  It has to have great crystal and be flawless to be able to perform like it does.  It weighs 1.38 carats.

 

Bruce

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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