Very Pale, but Peachy oval#960

Bright Light Peach Oval The very clean peach oval weighs 5.77 carats. It has a simple three step crown and should be considered a member of the IceT group. #960


This very pale pastel is very clean and bright and has a color that is just a hint of something.  I am sure that some people would say the color drifts into pink, but it is not a pure pink so I will stay with peach.  It rather reminds me of a kunzite that I never finished.  It was given to me by the inventor of my faceter  (Mr Shaw) and he was cutting it while I took a couple of lessons from him.  I had to take the lessons or my mother would not permit me to by my first machine.   It took everything I had.  Well kunzite is not the easiest material to cut and Mr. Shaw was too involved to pay me much attention to me, still it satisfied my mother and so they say, the rest is history.

A simple three step crown helps make this  (5.77 carat) oval bright and since I am trying to bring some order to my collection, I would say that it falls into the category of IceT.   A category that contains all the very pale pastels.  Tourmaline is exceptional, in not just its color range, but in its exceptionally levels of tone in so many colors.




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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