NIce ring sized round included pink.#994

 

Included round bright mixed pink This pink has a nice color and tone level that is a mixture of a lighter pink a/b axis color and a darker pink c axis color. It is bright, even though it is included. It weighs 2.21 carats.

This pink is dichroic and the paler pink and richer c axis pink mix together very well to make a dynamic churning display.   Unfortunately it does have eye visible flaws like many pinks.  It may be unfortunate, but some inclusions in a nicely colored tourmaline do not bother me that much.  This is assuming the the flaws are not obnoxious or make the stone hazy.  How much you want a pure stone is certainly a personal matter,  but a gemstone like this one is not really hurt, by its modest faults and is honored in the collection.  This standard round brilliant weighs 2.21 carats.

 

Bruce

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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