Just another great medium dark pink oval#266

A smaller fine rich pink oval This medium dark toned, pink oval is eye clean and perfect for a ring. It has all the sparkle and brightness tourmaline has to offer. It weighs 1.79 carats.

I wish that I could get the rough for this medium dark toned, pink oval at a reasonable price today.  It is just a beautiful ring sized stone that has all the right gemological properties.  It is even eye clean, which exceeds the expectation for cleanliness that the  GIA used when it graded pinks to reds in tourmalines as normally included.  I think that the grading really goes back to when Brazil was the predominant source of tourmaline in the world.  Their reds were never that clean.  I don’t believe that Brazil is dominant today because almost all of their surface deposits have been exploited.  This beautiful gemstone weighs 1.79 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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