Medium dark tone , a close call, but its a red, round.#38

Just big enough to be a red, slightly included round.  #38 This standard round brilliant has a nice medium dark, well saturated red hue. It has a few inclusions that are difficult to see in such a rich body color. It weighs 3.33 carats.

This is the type of red/pink tourmaline where it depends on the size of the gemstone, whether it is red or pink.  A one carat size stone would certainly be a rich pink while a 10 carat size would be red, but so dark that you could hardly get any flash out of it.  This 3.33 carat sized standard round brilliant is just big enough to be red and still be a nice medium dark toned flasher.  It has some light inclusions that can only really be seen from the pavilion. Red or rich pink it is an attractive stone.


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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