There is nothing fishy about this red salmon colored, round#705

Red salmon colored round This standard round brilliant has just enough orange in its slight reddish pink color to make a red salmon color name, which is new to me. The stone is bright and eye clean. It weighs 2.31 carats.

This slightly reddish pink seemed to have just the right touch of orange to get my creative juices going and give it a color name (red salmon) that I have not used before.  But as you have probably read before, the shifting that goes on in the pink to peach, red to orange etc. color range in tourmaline is unsettling.  So if the “red salmon” swims upstream and spans or sinks to the bottom and becomes just a slightly redder rich pink with a bit orange is up in the air.  Ah, the naming of color in the dynamic world of tourmaline color.

This standard round brilliant has a very nice medium tone that appears to be eye clean.  It has fine crystal and I think that the yellowish light gives it just enough of a touch of orange, for the red salmon trial in color.  It is big enough to stand on its own at 2.31 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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