Lavender pink oval without copper

Medium toned, lavender pink, oval without copper This oval's medium lavender pink color is rather toned down from pink. It appears to be eye clean and with good crystal. Its tone level is moderate and it is flashy. It weighs 2.78 carats.

Lavender pinks have generally not been prized over pinks in tourmaline.  I think that it is rather toned down from pink, like its more intense purple red sisters.  This oval of medium  tone is interesting, as a contrast to the cuprian lavenders, but it is not a particularly exciting color to me.  Its level of saturation is not there.  Still I am very pleased to have it on board since the collection is an equal opportunity buyer, when it comes to colors that aren’t in yet.

This oval appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  The feel of the stone reminds me of a pink with purple shades.  It is a flashy gemstone and weighs 2.78 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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