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The steam has been building and this is a hot pink oval.#286

This hot pink oval is in the zone and ready to grab you eye.  It appears to be eye clean and has fine crystal.  It is probably was part of a terminus since I see some  parallel banding, when I … Continue reading

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Included, rich, hot pink, oval#1135

This is a great piece of eye candy.  This oval is hot and even if a bit more than the hoped for level inclusion are there, they just do not come threw the rich pink flash.  It is surprising that … Continue reading

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Included hot pink emerald cut.#1123

  When I was in college I played a lot of duplicate bridge after the first year or so of study.  I had to lean a lot of rules and got better at the game.  But after some time I … Continue reading

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Slightly include hotter pink oval#1121

This medium toned pink oval is hotter than most, but I would not call it a hot pink.  It is lightly included which is typical of tourmaline in the hotter richer pink range.  It is still a bright flashy gemstone … Continue reading

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Eye clean and hot enough to flash, round.#1109

This very flashy standard round brilliant has a nice pink color that is pretty hot in my yellowish light, but calms down a bit in the light of a new day.  It appears to be eye clean and without chipping … Continue reading

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Long ratio, hot pink pool with sparkles on the ends, oval#1104

This oval has as long a ratio of the length to the width (1.5 times) that I cut.  The oval cut that I use,which is a lazy oval meet point design, although I don’t cut it in a completely meet … Continue reading

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Just you average hot pink standout, round#36

Sometimes it is hard for a great stone to show its stuff in the collection.  Surrounded by a lot of competition is hard on the ego.  It can also make the decision about what is a reasonable choice for a … Continue reading

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A hot rich pink round that is a real flasher.#35

This hot pink rides on the edge of red without needing more than a medium tone level.  It is included as you would expect, but I can only see a small area of white non-flashing inclusions close to the girdle, … Continue reading

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Another hot pink on the color screen, round#33

Now declaring a hot pink or not a hot pink is a personal matter that I have to make. I actually return a lot of pink rough years ago because I did not think that the pink was that hot.  … Continue reading

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A hot one in the hole, slightly included pink round.#27

I am sure that it takes a variety of factors (known and unknown) to make a great hot pink round.  I can do my  best, but some pinks are hot and some are not.  This is one of those hot … Continue reading

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Hot pink with a couple of growth tubes round.#21

I love this stone.  Every time I check out this tray, the stone jumps out at me.  It has a very clean body except for a few growth tubes.  Growths tubes form inside a crystal of tourmaline when something interrupts … Continue reading

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Slightly included bit darker medium toned pink round.#16

This standard round brilliant has a nice pink color that is only slightly darker than a medium tone.  It has a slight inclusion next to the girdle that doesn’t effect the beauty of this 2.08 carat bright, flashy stone. Bruce

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Hotter slightly inclued pink droplet of color.#5

This standard round brilliant pink is getting hotter.  It is only slightly included and with good crystal.  That, along with a medium tone level makes a bright flashy stone.  It weighs .79 carats and shines in the pool of the … Continue reading

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Bright, dyamite ,hot pink eye candy, droplet of color.#646

It is amazing to me, how many faults in a stone, can be overlooked when it is eye candy.  This hot pink, which is one step up from most, has a number of inclusions around the pavilion.  They really have … Continue reading

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The votes have been counted and this is a hot pink droplet of color.#636

I have enough pinks in the tray of fifty I am working on to begin to compare what I have written on the back of the droplets storage boxes.  I am really not that consistent.  It probably has to do … Continue reading

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Include medium toned hot pink round#621

The inclusions in this round are both easily seen and impact the flash of the gemstone.  Still the gem is such a piece of hot, eye candy that sparkles and flashes brightly, that the flaws seem minor.  This is just … Continue reading

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Hot pink rounds to keep tourmaline color on fire, droplet of color#616

Nothing like a standard round brilliant that is eye clean and on fire with hot pink to keep the tray  of fifty rounds lighted up.  This eye candy is not as rambunctious as some, but then it is more high … Continue reading

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Pure Punch of Pink, hot to the eye, droplet of color#608

This hot pink standard round brilliant is blessed with an eye clean body.  It is not ashamed to be forward with its bright medium toned flash.  I can really never get enough of this color, but I dream more about … Continue reading

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Included a bit toned down hot pink droplet of color#606

When you have enough tourmaline pinks (or other colors) to compare you can begin to see some subtle color differences in tourmaline.  At least that is one of the goals I hoped to achieve with my collection.   This hotter pink … Continue reading

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Included hot pink droplet of color.#605

With the notable exception of Nigeria, if you want to be included in the hot pink world, you just have to be included.  This standard round brilliant toed the line and still is a beauty.  It light inclusions have a … Continue reading

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An included hot pink dot of color with a flater crown.#790

This standard round brilliant is included like you would expect of this hot pink color in a great medium tone level.  It also has a flatter crown than other dots of color.  Still it is an exciting stone even though … Continue reading

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Slightly included bright hot pink dot.#777

This standard round brilliant is still hot pint in this dot of color.  Even this small a hot pink is slightly included.  It has a medium tone value and weighs .27 carats.  I cutting it when I was experimenting with … Continue reading

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Moderate inclusions and a hot red/pink, round#762

This standard round brilliant’s inclusion would be a disappointment except for the rounds bright hot red pink look that makes them a normal occurrence.  I don’t think that red/pinks in tourmaline are as burdened as emeralds with imperfections, but they … Continue reading

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A hot dot of pink power.#755

When I first started cutting after a long hiatus, I only worked on small stones.  It got to the point that I wanted to see how small I could make them.  This small standard round brilliant was part of that … Continue reading

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Slightly included smaller hot red/pink oval.#534

This longer ratio oval is a great piece of red/pink eye candy.  It is slightly included, as you expect of a piece of tourmaline with this intensity of color and being a red pink.  I think that this is a … Continue reading

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Get your red hot pink round, everything included.#529

There are times when you truly wish that you could get an eye clean specimen of a certain shade of color for the collection.  Well the posted standard round brilliant is an object of that wishful thinking.  It is a … Continue reading

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Classic hot hot included pink droplet of color#519

This is what hot pink tourmaline looked like for most of the old days.  It was and is a great color in this standard round brilliant, but it always was included.  Included to such a significant degree that it impacts … Continue reading

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Strawberry, just a bit hotter pink, round#729

The use of strawberry for the color of this included standard round brilliant is not my creation.  It is used in Afghanistan to label this, always included, extremely hot pink tourmaline.  I also was told that it generally comes in … Continue reading

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Visibly included bright medium pink, round.#706

This standard round brilliant is visibly included.  The round looks rather like how I remember the pinks coming from Brazil years ago.  Still a decent stone, but with so many inclusion that there was no hope of cutting a clean … Continue reading

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Radiating Pink Fire from a Barion Cushion Cut.

This is not a laid back pink, or one that ever wanted to cloth babies.  This Barion Cushion radiates fire right into your face.  It is a hot medium rich pink that  really takes off in my yellowish light source.  … Continue reading

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A hot pink oval of excellect tone and clarity.

This hot pink oval is open to the world.  Nothing dark or dull in its world.  In fact it is so transparent that a bit of chipping can be seen on the keels.  This is not an unusual  problem with … Continue reading

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Hot included pink, long oval

There really seems to be two distinct groups of pinks in the tourmaline world.  There are the naturally clean pinks that may have feathers and flaws etc, but the crystal is good and nature just has not very been nice … Continue reading

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A Hot Pink Blessed with Purity

I am afraid that I failed the grade when I put a label on this standard round brilliant years ago.  I put hot pink on it when it is even richer/darker than a pink, I used to try and separate … Continue reading

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Included hot pink droplet of color

This standard round brilliant is a very nice medium toned hot pink.  The gemstone is slightly included which is common with  hot pinks that have a high tone level.  This bright flashy gemstone weighs .65 carats. Bruce

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Slightly included hot pink 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 … Continue reading

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Get Your Red Hot Pink Oval#1080

You want a hot pink, I got a hot pink.  You want a clean stone, I got a clean stone.  You want a great hue, but one that is not too toned down for intimate lighting, well I have that … Continue reading

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Hot Hot Pink Droplet#975

  I know that I have presented pink as a pretty common color for tourmaline and it is, but there are exceptional pinks.  This droplet had a chance of being in a piece of custom jewelery until the well went … Continue reading

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Hot Pink with Punch#929

  This ring sized oval, at 1.85 carats, really has a lot going for it.  Its pink is pure and of a good tone level, all set in a fine crisp body.  I use “hot” in the title to describe … Continue reading

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