Plain and Simple Pink Oval#1005


Simply Pink Oval This pure pink oval weighs 7.31 carats. It is very open without any dichroism. The keel has a minor amount of chipping that does not detract from the beauty of the stone..

Some color calls are certainly easier than others.  This oval is simply pink.  No flaws and a fine crystal lets you see easily into it depths.  It is also not dichroic, which limits its dynamic color display, but makes it feel really open and free.  This oval was cut with as thin a pavilion as possible, while keeping the correct angles.  Unfortunately this cut also displays any chipping on the keel like an emerald cut and this is one of those pinks that does chip a little.  I like to think that the chipping weakness, in some pinks, is caused by natural irradiation, but I can not be sure.  The gemstones weighs a health hefty 7,31 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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