Nice eye clean pastel pink oval

Bright, flashy, lightly toned pink oval This oval's color and tone level is common in the collection. It is a soft look that could be called baby pink. It is clean and bright and weighs 1.95 carats.

Pink seems to work well with ovals and most pink rough that is available can be efficiently cut as either a round or an oval.  So everything is in the pink most of the time.  Still inclusions can be a problem with pinks and some hotter shades can be rather weak and prone to chipping while being cut and breaking while being set.

The posted stone made it into an oval that is eye clean without chipping.  It has a medium light tone and is bright.  It weighs 1.95 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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