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.



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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