Slightly included hot pink droplet of color.

Slightly included hot pink droplet of color. This standard round brilliant is a hot pink with a great saturation and tone level. It is slightly included which is normal for this variety of tourmaline. It weighs .86 carats and is a proud droplet of color.

This standard round brilliant is hot pink and a bit included.  This color in tourmaline tends to be included and rather brittle.  The gemstone has an excellent tone level for a small stone and is bright and ready to be a droplet of color.  It weighs .86 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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