Surrender pinks a slight included red round steps forward.#18

A very nice, medium dark, slightly included red round.  #18 This standard round brilliant is a pretty common style of red with a medium dark tone level and slight inclusions. It is still flashy and weighs 2.27 carats.

Well I have drawn the line in the sand and this nice standard round brilliant red has been confirmed as a red.  Its commonly occurring flaws are light and really just make a little of the body a bit hazy.  Its tone level is a medium dark one and that is the most common levels for red.  It does have good transparency and would like to flash for you.  I guess you could say that this round is a pretty common red, which is uncommon in a collection with so many pinks.  It weighs 2.27 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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