Hot Pink with Punch#929

Hot high quality pink oval This pink oval is eye clean at 1.85 carats and has a top grade pink color that is sometimes called hot.


This ring sized oval, at 1.85 carats, really has a lot going for it.  Its pink is pure and of a good tone level, all set in a fine crisp body.  I use “hot” in the title to describe it because it is common to see the term used with pink.  I think that this tourmaline deserves the term, but I prefer just to consider the top line pinks as bright, saturated and well tone gems rather than hot.  Still it might turn up the heat a little if you get to  see a well cut example of one of the few really available and affordable pink (natural) gemstones out there.



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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