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Mixing yellow and pink for a peach oval.#287

This oval has a tender balance of color that I like to call dynamic.  Depending on the light some tourmalines certainly shift and even change color.  I think that it has not gotten the big play that Alexandrite gets is … Continue reading

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Light toned pastel peach oval.#257

This oval has a lightly toned pastel peach color that is stable.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  Nice properties lead to a bright flashy gemstone.  It weighs .82 carats. Bruce

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Long ratio oval in peach.#1156

This long ratio oval has that modern look of three rows of step cut facets on the crown.  It appears to be eye clean and have fine crystal.  Its pastel peachy color is quite pale and drifts into straw in … Continue reading

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Included peach pink droplet of color, Brazil#1149

This round was not permitted into the collection for many years because of its heavy inclusions.  I had purchased the rough from Brazil when I started cutting again and loved the color, but couldn’t really cut a clean stone.  The … 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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Peach with a pink shadow, dichroic emerald cut.#1116

This is a classic tourmaline gem.  An emerald cut with richer ends and a blend of two colors peach and pink.  I confess that I would cut emerald cuts even if the rough wasn’t ideally suited for them, at times, … Continue reading

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A different peach to bless a shield cut.#199

This larger peach shield cut, with a different overtone, has a couple of spots in one corner, but the view from the table is nothing, but bright and flashing.  Still something keeps this peach cool and not really ripe to … Continue reading

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light, bright, toned down peach trilliant.#156

This pastel peach trilliant is rather toned down.  It has some minor inclusion, but they are not a factor.  Neither is the quality of crystal, so I think that color has a darker cast to it.  The stones weighs 2.04 … Continue reading

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Small round with a creamy heart of peach, dot of color

This  standard round brilliant has a really nice tone level of peach for such a small stone.  It is not brownish or dichroic at all.  It weighs .37 carats and is a dot of color. Bruce

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Pink peach punch in a dot.#756

This small standard round brilliant was cut while I was experimenting in cutting small rounds.  I put it in the collection to keep it safe.  It is a nice peach pink of light tone and bright disposition.  It weighs .24 … Continue reading

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Slightly included peach droplet of color.#754

This smaller standard round brilliant has a nice medium tone and a clean peach look.  It slightly included, but still very bright with no signs of brown.  It weighs .55 carats and joins the droplet of color. Bruce

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Medium light pastel peach round#751

This standard round brilliant has all the good properties that a peach should have.  It has a nice medium light pastel tone level.  It is not bother by browns or any other overtone.  It is easily eye clean and weighs … Continue reading

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A Red/Orange-Peach, deep oval.#542

Since I posted that I was using peach only in the pastel world this deeply cut oval is probably a medium toned reddish orange, but it still is really a deeper peach.  Its pavilion is a “super nova” which takes … Continue reading

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Just rolling in peaches, emerald cut.#537

This emerald cut has a nice medium tone level without dichroism.  It is completely eye clean and with excellent crystal.  It is a peach pastel like a peach pastel should be.  It weighs 4.10 carats. Bruce

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Very pale peach emerald easy choice for IceT development#536

This is one of those tourmaline that you would think is anything, but a tourmaline.  Its tone level is very low and the stones crystal is flawless.  It is not dichroic and actually looks like some inexpensive topaz I had … Continue reading

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So many varieties of peaches, round.#522

I can see that the person who put this collection together is drawn toward peach to orange tourmaline.  The posted round is faintly included and with its medium pastel peach color you would notice any inclusions.  It is a bright … Continue reading

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Slightly graded color in a slightly included, dichroic, peach emerald cut.#517

The title of this post says a lot.  With all of it, the bottom line is, it is a pity that I don’t have more peaches like this one.  The darker c axis ends are redder than the middle.  The … Continue reading

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Slightly dichroic peach emerald cut#507

This cute smaller emerald cut looks a lot like a topaz I cut years ago.  It has darker peach ends and a moderately lightly toned center of pastel peach.  It is eye clean with excellent crystal for a peachy deal.  … Continue reading

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A round that inherited a yellow rust color from the rough, but is peach.#708

This standard round brilliant has mixed up the colors of rust and yellow that could be seen in the rough into peach.  It is a great property of rounds to flash away zoning, at least from face up.  If you … Continue reading

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A well ripened wheat shield cut.#263

This beautiful shield cut could be considered a pale peach in some light sources, but I think I see enough brown to  call it wheat.  The wash of brown does not darken the stone very much and you can see … Continue reading

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Small pale peach oval#257

Peach that is some level of pastel seems to be the twin of pink in tourmaline.  It generally has the same problems and strengths as its more appreciated sibling.  This pale peach oval could be easily mistaken for a pink … Continue reading

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Medium sized with a medium toned pink to peach slider, round#252

Research has shown that two areas of the visible spectrum produce shifts of color with tone level that are non-linear.  A darker line will not necessary have the same color as a lighter line even if you use the same … Continue reading

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Average tone level pink peach droplet of color#251

This standard round brilliant is a pretty average pink peach trooper ready to work with the droplets of color.  It has a medium tone level.  It appears to be eye clean with good crystal and weighs 1.50 carats. Bruce

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A slight bicolor with a peach end and a colorless end emerald cut.

You could call this emerald cut a graded color gems, but I prefer to call it a bicolor with an orange end and a colorless end.  The darker, but still moderate pastel, reflects down the long axis of the emerald … Continue reading

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Included pale peaches and cream oval

This slightly included oval appears eye clean face up.  The gemstone appears to be dichroic with light peach in the middle of the stone and a cream in the ends.  I am sure that you can come with other names … Continue reading

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Old #44 is a large peach oval with a heart of green.

This oval is one of the first larger tourmalines I cut and I even remember the listed sale number it had (44).  The rough was advertised to have peach and green, which can make an undesirable mixture.  I think that … Continue reading

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A complex peach with a side order of pink, emerald cut.

  Gemstones with a zestful mixture of pink and peach are relatively rare and quite desirable in such gems as corundum (sapphire) and topaz (precious topaz).  Well I think that this posted gemstone has all it has to have, to … Continue reading

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Slightly included pastel peach emerald cut

This pastel peach emerald cut has a full set of facets with four steps on the pavilion and three steps on the crown.  This helps enhance the amount of scintillation an emerald cut can produce and potentially makes the gemstone … Continue reading

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Smaller, on the pink side of peach, emerald cut.

This emerald cut has a fun and fruity color.  It is not noticeable dichroic, but I can see both pink and orange in the medium toned stone.  The ends are bright and flashy and I always fall for stones that … Continue reading

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Included bright sparkling golden peach, emerald cut

The bright refreshing pastel color of this smaller emerald cut, kind of flashes away the eye visible inclusions.  Its color definitely dances between a more peach or golden look.  The gemstone is not dichroic and its complete open and transparent … Continue reading

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One of the glories of the collection, Deep Peach and wonderful Round.

It just seems inadequate to call this wonderful stone a round.  It has a pavilion of ten mains of a split nature and the crown is my favorite choice of a modified step cut with 8 mains for brilliant depth.  … Continue reading

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Delightful medium light peach, shield cut.

This shield cut brings the best out in a peach tourmaline.  The cuts nature is to be flashy and bright.  This coupled this with a medium light tone and eye clean peach, makes a great stone.  This is about as … Continue reading

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It is a pitty that this classic peach tourmaline oval is not bigger.

I like peaches and this pastel approximation of their color looks delicious.  It is dichroic and both of the peaches blend well in their creamy world.  The longer ratio oval appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It … Continue reading

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Dichroic peaches and cream oval

This rather round oval is obviously dichroic.  Both colors are shades of peach with the darker peach being in the ends of the oval.  Now I use peach as a color name for pastel orange of moderate to low levels … Continue reading

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Off the edge peach lands in with the droplets of color.

This moderately included standard round brilliant has a different peach look.  It is a muted look and I think that I hit it on the head, when I wrote on the back of its box, dusty golden peach.  Now don’t … Continue reading

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What is the difference between rusty yellow and peach pink? Dichroism.

This is a great oval and I am glad that I put the extra effort into a “supper nova” pavilion that makes  a deep pavilion.  It has a three step crown that is relatively shallow in this stone.  This adds … Continue reading

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Deeply Cut Yellow Copper Round

I love all the different looks the orange can give to tourmaline.  This medium lightly toned round with a split horizontal main cut pavilion is a fine example of tourmaline beauty in orange.  I left the yellow copper color description … Continue reading

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When does a pastel orange become a peach, round.#1085

  It is a pity that this stone can speak.  Pastels are so shy that they have difficulty showing their true colors, so I have to wobble around.  I like pastel orange for this standard round brilliant, but most people … Continue reading

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Pad your bet with this orange pink round#1028

After dravites, brown yellows to brown oranges and all tourmalines in the brown world, (progress is being made in that area) the mixture of orange/pink is the most under appreciated color range in saturated colors.  (Achroite, colorless, I am leaving … Continue reading

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Pale Golden Peach and I think of Topaz oval#985

  Now everyone would love a fantastic Imperial Topaz and this dichroic pastel golden peach tourmaline does not measure up, but it does look like topaz that I could afford and was actually offered for sale.  I can see its  … Continue reading

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A Great Fake Peach Round

    True or False.  Pink and green light mixed together with the right level of tone makes YELLOW. True and the story goes on. In the tray this large round with a pavilion consisting of eight split mains and … Continue reading

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Peach shield cut with a brownish cast.#964

  I don’t really know how a peach can be austere, but this shield cut is.  It has a nice medium light pastel color in decent sunlight that doesn’t blow it away with glare, but it soon desaturates into brown … Continue reading

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Very Pale, but Peachy oval#960

  This very pale pastel is very clean and bright and has a color that is just a hint of something.  I am sure that some people would say the color drifts into pink, but it is not a pure … Continue reading

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An Orange that thinks it would be a peach of an idea to be a Pad.#904

  Now one of the reasons to spend time showing my collection is to let people see the beauty of tourmaline and for me, to get this “semi” precious gemstone some respect.  Now the color of this nice sized (4.29 … Continue reading

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