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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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Medium dark tone level pink with a touch of purple, oval.#284

This oval appears to be very slightly included.  Again the inclusion have no effect on the beauty of the gemstone. It has fine crystal, but its medium dark tone level and touch of purple moderates the stone’s flash.  It is … Continue reading

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This oval is a bit of a raspberry, but not a thorn in my side.#275

Pink to red in tourmaline comes in the full array of shades probably only matched by lipstick colors.  I hope to use my spectrometer to get a better understanding of its nuances.  This darker, raspberry pink has just a touch … Continue reading

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Dichroic medium toned pink with purple enrichment, oval#274

This pink is more complex than the average highly saturated pink gem.  Its purple shade both darkens it and makes the color more dynamic.  The ovals medium plus tone level and touch of purple reduces the flash level to a … Continue reading

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A pink oval with a touch of purple punch.#264

This bright sharp pink oval looses nothing from its touch of purple.  I realize that violet  overtones in pink tourmaline is not as highly esteemed as the pure pinks, but I like the little bit of different look.  The oval … Continue reading

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Medium toned purple pink that shifts to orange pink droplet of color.#255

Don’t pigeonhole me cried the purple pink to orange pink with a desire to be a red droplet of color.  The effort to attain individual attention and independence continues in the ranks of the orange red tribe.  They have become … Continue reading

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Flatter crown and a richer tone level purple pink, round.#48

Well looking at this gemstone closely for flaws/inclusions has brought back a memory.  It was soon after I started cutting gemstones after a long hiatus and I was new to the inter net.   I dealt with most American dealers that … Continue reading

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Eye clean darker pink with purple highlights, round.#45

A flatter crown helps this standard round brilliant stay flashy with a darker toned pink with purplish highlights, color.   It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs 2.72 carats. Bruce

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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 dark sultry pink that wants to be red droplet of color.#24

It is dark enough for a pink to sink into red, but it keeps floating above the color level.  It appears to be eye clean and seems to have a slight overtone of purple.  This would help explain why this … Continue reading

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Purple pink with a nice medium tone level, droplet of color.#12

I have seen problems with a lack of transparency in pinks that have a purplish cast.  So it is really nice to have this beautiful standard round brilliant that is completely open and eye clean with a spicy color. It … Continue reading

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Included medium pink droplet of color.#2

This pink standard round brilliant may have a touch of purple in its color.  I see one feather between the table and the girdle, but there are probably more light inclusions, because this is a color that is generally included.  … Continue reading

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Not quite a midnight rose, droplet of color.#637

This pink has been toned down by a wash of purple to make a medium dark rose that blooms a dark smile.  It is interesting how a touch of purple increase the tone level significantly in pinks that would probably … Continue reading

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A mature, toned down purplish pink droplet of color.#607

This standard round brilliant is riding on the edge of red, while being dragged down in tone by a wash of purple.  I guess being dragged down seems a little negative and this rose colored stone is very attractive, but … Continue reading

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Living with a complex color round.#503

We have a live one in this darker toned standard round brilliant.  First I see a pink purple that is very close to maroon and I begin to wonder.  Then I look at the back of the storage box and … Continue reading

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Strongly dichroic pink with pinch of purple or orange, emerald cut#711

I have seen this combination of a richly colored c axis with some shade of pink and a pale a/b axis with an off color pink.  Looking hard I think that the a/b pink has got a little brown in … 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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Pink oval darkened with a bit of purple.#276

Purple pinks are not rare and I find that the purple cast tends to make them less vibrant.  This is the case with this oval.  It has a good tone level of medium dark and is eye clean with good … Continue reading

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A pink with a touch of purple, medium dark round.#255

This standard round brilliant is a little frisky, but it stays a medium dark pink with some purple in my white lights.  It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal.  It weighs 1.68 carats and was corralled by … Continue reading

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Nice smaller medium dark pink oval.#253

This medium dark pink oval appears to be eye clean.  It has good crystal and bright flash.  The pink seems to be a bit on the purple side of pink.  It weighs 1.10 carats Bruce

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Rich pink that is a Rose by the judgement of the droplets of color.

This standard round brilliant is slightly included.  I has a rich pink that I would call rose, because it has a touch of purple  in it.  As usual the purple pinks are not as flashy as the rest of the … Continue reading

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This well cut longer oval displays the purplish red color well.

Longer ratio ovals are more work to get right than ovals that think they are almost rounds.   Longer ovals have more than just getting a better yield out of a piece of rough, going for them.   They produce relatively thinner … Continue reading

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Happily it is pink purple time again at the cuprian bar, oval

This example of a color that is owned by the cuprian bar is only slightly included.  That makes it the toast of the town and puts many other pink purples from Mozambique to shame.  Still she doesn’t have the best … Continue reading

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A different purple without copper round

This standard round brilliant has a color of tourmaline that is difficult to categorized.  It is some shade of purple that is a mixture of pink, purple and gray.’  It bears little resemblance to the copper, red purples, that have … Continue reading

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Included bright pink with hint of purple, round

This medium bright pink standard round brilliant has a hint of purple, that makes me think it may have copper.  The absorption data from my spectrometer is ambiguous so I can not really tell.  I can say this, the gemstone … Continue reading

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A Purple without Copper Oval#1067

  This gemstone has a place in the collection not because of its great beauty, but it is attractive, or size, though it is a decent size, or clarity, though it is has good crystal or …  It is here … Continue reading

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