Radiating Pink Fire from a Barion Cushion Cut.

Great, uniform hot pink Barion cushion cut. This is a beautiful gemstone. It has radiating flash of a uniformly hot pink color in a good sized Barion Cushion cut. It appears eye clean and with great crystal. It weighs 10.52 carats.

This is not a laid back pink, or one that ever wanted to cloth babies.  This Barion Cushion radiates fire right into your face.  It is a hot medium rich pink that  really takes off in my yellowish light source.  It appears to be eye clean and with excellent crystal.  I guess I should stop and say that this pink has everything a pink lover would want in a gemstone unless you’re old and set in your ways, like I am and don’t want a newer style cut.  I don’t mind new, non traditional cuts as long as they have a valid reason for being different.  Most do not have any reason to be, except the desire to be different, in my opinion.  Now I will let out a secret.  This is Jeff’s (my photographer and friend) favorite gemstone in the collection!  It is so easy to photograph this 10.52 carat beauty.


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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