One Half Carat of Pure Rich Pink Joy#912


NIce small rich pink gem The half carat rich pink emerald cut tourmaline is bright and clean and a fine smaller stone.

I try and mix in smaller gemstones in between larger efforts.  It kind of relieves the tension of polishing facets that are large enough to both make polishing a physical effort, since I work on a stationary lap when I polish and technically demanding.  This small emerald cut is an example of the kind of joy I can sometimes get out of a pretty average piece of rough.   It is clean and bright with a good crisp pink of fine saturation and tone level.  It would be great in a nice ring, if its someone would respect it and take care of it, for a lifetime. It weighs .53 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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