Living with a complex color round.#503

Orange Pink to Purple Pink in different lights, droplet of color. This very active dynamic color changer/slider has a light flaw in the pavilion that can not be seen face up. Stone goes from an orange pink to a purple pink and has a darker tone. It weighs 1.67 carats,

We have a live one in this darker toned standard round brilliant.  First I see a pink purple that is very close to maroon and I begin to wonder.  Then I look at the back of the storage box and see color changer, so I get up to investigate.  With the mixed lights I have at the moment, I can certainly see it slide into more orange or purple in the pink so I could see a changer under the right circumstances.  In most cases you real needed to isolate different light sources to see the true color change.  This droplet of color, of course it got in, does has a slight inclusion that is impossible to see face up with the darker tone level.  This subtle, dynamic color engine, weighs 1.67 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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