Red/Pink droplet of color

Rich Pink with flashes of Red droplet. This standard round brilliant is slightly included. It is a bright rich pink with flashes of red. It weighs .54 carats.

When does a pink cross the line and become red?  Tourmaline shares this problem with corundum (ruby and pink sapphire) and it can be a very personal opinion,  that will be debated forever.  I think that lightning makes a big difference as usual.

This standard round brilliant is probably a deep rich pink under most white lights, but I am sure that it has flashes of red at times.   Its tone level is darker, but that does not limit its flash, only the general feeling of brightness it has, when you compare it with hot pink.  It is so slightly included that I need to turn it upside down to see the inclusions.  It is a fine addition to the droplets of color pink extravaganza.   It weighs .54 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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