We will call it Pink, but is a lot more, dichroic emerald cut.

A great dichroic pink that is eye candy, emerald cut. This really fun stone is eye clean, with great crystal, eye candy. Its dichroic nature really works and makes the gemstone much more interesting than it would be with just one color. It weighs 2.70 carats.

Being dichroic has its ups and downs with tourmaline.  Dark ends can be an effort and pinks can loose their heat with a browned a/b axis color etc.  But then you can hit a home run and actually get around the bases with a beautiful dichroic gemstone.

This emerald cut is a really fun stone.  It is strongly dichroic and the c axis is a nice, not too dark, pink while the a/b axis does contrast nicely with a bright, toned down pastel pink.  The emerald cut is rather short and stocky, so the c axis color really dominates the stone with two bright scintillating ends.  But they are not the total answer to this stones interest.  The a/b, mellow as it is, has just enough strength to separate the two ends and make them even more interesting.  The whole package appears to be eye clean with great crystal.  It weighs in with a flashy 2.70 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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