PInk with just a touch of violet droplet of color.

Pink with a touch of violet, included, droplet of color. This standard round brilliant is small and included, but has a touch of violet in its pink from copper. It is a useful member of the droplets of color and weighs .41 carats.

This standard round droplet of color is not eye clean, but the stone is still bright.  I actually bought this small one because it contains copper.  When I saw it finished I wonder if it was truly cuprian.  When I check it with my spectrometer it did show that the gemstone absorbs light, like it should for copper.  I could also see a faint violet cast to the light pink color.  Even though it is small and included, it is useful in the collection because it is the sole representative of such a dab of copper in pink.  It weighs .41 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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