Transparent pink to orange pink slider, oval

Medium toned very transparent orange pink oval This fully flashy gemstone likes to slide between pink and pink orange. It is not dichroic, has great crystal and appears to be eye clean. A great mixture for a very pleasing gemstone. It weighs 2.99 carats.

This oval stays basically pink, but has a weakness for orange.  It is a very transparent gem because of its eye clean, high quality crystal, but that is only part of the story.  Its tone level is medium and it is not noticeably dichroic so the ends of the oval are as active as the center with flash.  All and all a most pleasing gemstone that is showing me a great mixed pink/orange world that is quite desirable in gemstones.  As I have posted before, I think the red/oranges in tourmaline do not get the respect they deserved.  The oval weighs in at a nice 2.99 carats.

Bruce

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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