Included bright pink with hint of purple, round

Included bright pink with touch of purple. Round The touch of purple in this bright pink round gives the feeling of copper, but I can not confirm it with my spectrometer. Its flaws definitely impact this stone. It weighs 2.28 carats.

This medium bright pink standard round brilliant has a hint of purple, that makes me think it may have copper.  The absorption data from my spectrometer is ambiguous so I can not really tell.  I can say this, the gemstone is definitely impacted by its flaws, some of which flash and are under the table.   Still its color is a touch different and worth testing when I get the chance.  It weighs 2.28 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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