Medium Pink with just a hint of violet, cuprian round.

A medium toned pink with a touch of cuprian violet, round. This standard round brilliant is a pretty pink with a touch of violet from copper. It is nice and bright and eye clean with good crystal. It weighs 1.15 carats and is a fine droplet of color.

This one is for the books.  A standard round brilliant that looks so medium pink that I need to compare it with other pinks, to see the cuprian violet in it.  And I bought this stone as cuprian.  The lack of violet to my eye, almost made me think that this small stone cost me way too much.  This example and others had lead me to believe that my eyes are not overly sensitive to purple, but I love it.  This droplet of color is eye clean and with a nice medium tone level.  It weighs 1.15 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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