Tag Archives: dark pink

It has never been prettier riding the edge of red, oval.#295

This oval has a rather self effacing personality.  She has too high a tone level, with its reddish implications, to be a hot pink and not quite enough size or tone level to be a red.  Still she rides the … Continue reading

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Darker pink with a touch of purple, oval.#294

This nice sized, medium plus tone level, pink has a purple wash.  It is slightly included in the pavilion, next to the girdle.  The inclusion does not  flash  and with this ovals rich tone level, I can not see it … Continue reading

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Another unstable pink peach oval has been sighted.#1130

Even before I set up my yellowish light and let the natural light into where I am posting, pinks, peaches, reds and oranges have been betraying me.  I examine them after they have been cleaned and placed in their storage … Continue reading

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Dark pink with a bit of purple cast, low level flashing round.#44

Need picture 44 This dark pink with a purple cast, that does not come from copper, appears to have a transparency issue.  This is probably because the standard round brilliant was cut with its table perpendicular to the principle axis … Continue reading

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A touch of purple goes a long way dark purple pink round.#34

This standard round brilliant appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal, still it is not a flashy gem because of its dark tone level.  The case grows stronger that whatever causes pinks to get a purplish cast, it … Continue reading

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A flatter crown helps open up a darker pink round.#25

This darker average pink is helped to flash with a flatter crown.  Its broad flashes are a decent color that is helped by an eye clean body.  Even with all this the stone is not a particularly flashy gem because … Continue reading

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Dark toned pink that appears eye clean, round#15

Most pink reds that slide into red are darker toned like this standard round brilliant.  But this moderately flashy round is still very pink even though it has a dark tone.  It appears to be eye clean and have decent … Continue reading

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Average darker pink droplet of color.#3

It appears that this medium dark pink droplet of color is eye clean.  It still does not reach the flashing heights of the hot pinks, but would stand up better to bright lights and bit more soiling than the pastels.  … Continue reading

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A pink to orange, but mostly brown, sliding round.#78

Not all browns are created equality and many dealers probably don’t care because once a stone is dominated by brown it becomes a vile creature.  It is called dravite, a name that sounds vaguely like an ancient language and left … Continue reading

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Medium dark pink dot of color#766

This standard round brilliant, medium dark, pink has the force to standout in the cotton.   It was cut while I was experimenting with cutting small rounds.  It weighs .28 carats and is a dot of color. Bruce

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Bright medium dark beautiful pink oval#544

Back in the middle of the road, pink oval.  But it is really a beautiful middle of the road.  No potholes here, just an eye clean gem of fine crystal that sets off a rich, brightly flashy, pink.  The stone … Continue reading

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Darker pink with a punch of purple, round

I have this standard round brilliant marked as a pink, but something is both making it darker and toning down the flash.  I think that it is a punch of purple that I have seen often in pink tourmaline.  This … Continue reading

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A more stately oval on the darker side of pink.#283

Now, I love a flashing piece of eye candy as much as anyone, but that is not in every piece of rough, no mater how good the lapidary effort has been.  The posted gemstone has a solid amount of flash … Continue reading

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A smaller medium dark pink oval.#275

I am working on a tray that my son organized years ago after the last Carnegie Museum Show.  It is about 1/3 brown to orange gemstones, 1/10 purples and the rest pinks to reds.  I have not really looked at … Continue reading

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