Included Afghan pink that has been nominated for the droplets.

Included Afghan pink droplet of color This Afghan pink is slightly included, but its great crystal and standard round brilliant cut masks the inclusions. It is a bright flashy stone that will represent its tribe in the droplets of color. It weighs 1.44 carats.

This standard round brilliant gemstones is one among many that I have cut from lot I bought from Afghanistan.  The lightly toned pink is nice, but all of them are included.  The posted round is probably one of the best of the bunch.  It is included, but as I am reminded many times , flash can obscure a small amount of inclusions.  It weighs in at 1.44 carats.

Since the droplets of color are an equal opportunity employer that does not want to be dominated by one tribe of color, this gemstone has been picked to represent included pink Afghan rounds.  It is a good choice.


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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