Included a bit toned down hot pink droplet of color#606

Hotter pink with touch of red, droplet of color.  #606 This standard round brilliant has a non-reflective inclusion close to the girdle. It has a fine hotter, medium toned pink color with an edge of red. It is still bright and flashy. This new droplet of color weighs .65 carats.

When you have enough tourmaline pinks (or other colors) to compare you can begin to see some subtle color differences in tourmaline.  At least that is one of the goals I hoped to achieve with my collection.   This hotter pink has just an edge of red compared with some of its brighter cousins.  With its medium tone level it is certainly not a red nor does it seem to have any purple tones.  The posted standard round brilliant has a white non-reflective inclusion toward the girdle, but still is a nice bright flashy gemstone.  It weighs .65 and is a droplet of color.


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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