Small slightly inclued medium light pink round from Afghanistan

Nice medium light pink dot of color. This standard round brilliant is a nice bright. clean, medium light pink color. It is only slightly included and comes from Afghanistan. It weighs in at .38 carats and has been accepted as a dot of color.

I like to cut smaller rounds in the middle of more complicated efforts.  Years ago I got a lot of pale pink and almost colorless blue pieces of tourmaline that use to be bicolor crystals.  I have been cutting rounds out them ever since.  This standard round brilliant is smaller than most, but is only slightly included.  It has a richer tone level than most and so it is a nice dot of color.  It weighs .38 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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