Singing Pink or Orange depending on the light oval.

Include medium dark pink to orange color changer, oval This is an attractive stone, but not clean. I can not tell it is a color changer without using both natural light (stone is pink) and incandescent light(stone is orange). it weighs 1.05 carats.

This stone and its larger brother (#659) have driven me up the wall too many times.  I was just singing in my mind (the cat on my lap doesn’t like me to make too much noise) how I love a rich rosy pink when I looked at the back of the box and saw color changer from pink to orange.  I got oriented in the tray and realized that I was facing an old nemesis that has fooled me before.  The stone is not flawless, but is little bother by the inclusions because of its medium dark tone level.  I have seen stones like this advertised on the internet, but I have never read why this type of pink doesn’t want to stay pink.  A good question.  I wish the stone could come clean, but it is too bright to tell me its secrets.  It weighs 1.05 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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