Lightly toned, very lightly included Afghan pink, round.

Pale pink, Afghan, standard round brilliant. This gemstone is one of many that I have cut from a lot I got years ago from Afghanistan. It is only slightly included and weighs .94 carats. It is a nice pink that needs to be kept clean to be appreciated.

I have cut many of these pale, Afghan, pink, standard round brilliants.  This one is a good size at .94 carats and has better clarity than most.  It is only very slightly included.  They really need to be kept clean to be appreciated.



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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