Medium light toned, two step on the crown, oval.#1114

Medium lightly toned pink oval with two stepped crown. This oval has a bright medium light pink color. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It has two rows of stepped cuts for a crown and weighs 1.90 carats.

This middle of the road pink oval does have a bit of a modern twist.  It has  two rows of steps for the crown.  I have begun to cut more of these because they have been well received.  It is an effort to get the multitude of rectangles to meet acceptably, but the surface flash is worth it.  I will never go further with stepped crowns and get rid of the table, in the quest to cover up flaws with surface flash.  The table is the pathway to the soul of a gemstone and I honor it with exceptional effort to get a flat facet with a great polish.  This pretty oval weighs 1.90 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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