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

Bright, flashy, hot pink with zoning, oval.  #286 This is a beautiful hot pink gemstone. It has nothing wrong with it except perhaps some parallel banding/color zoning that can be seen face up. Its medium tone level and eye clean body weighs 5.61 carats.

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 look directly down on the table, which is cut perpendicular to the principle axis (c).  I do not see any zoning from the side.  It has a great medium tone level and flash that can be used to signal people across the room.  It weighs 5.61 carats.  Oh, I like the stone.


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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