The full 9 yards with a pale pink round#1098

Deap Round, Pink Gemstone This pale pink (IceT group) smaller round gemstone has a deep cut. It different flash pattern is nice, but a lot more work than a standard round brilliant.

This pale pink round gemstone’s cut is like an attempt to put the ball between the uprights from the fifty yard line.  I know both were long shots, but I had to try. Both the crown and pavilion are cut as deeply as I can feel comfortable with and I would have gotten a real kick out making a darker toned gemstone.  I certainly retain some weight in this smaller diameter gemstone, but it still has to stay in the IceT group. (IceT  is made up of the palest gemstone).  So the sum of the matter, with this gemstone is, a different flash geometry than a standard diamond cut and an eye clean body with quite a pale pastel pink hue.  Not bad, but a lot more work than a standard round brilliant for the attempted improvements.  It weighs 2.30 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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