What you see face up is not what you have green/pink round.#96

Pink and green makes beige, Nigerian round.  #96 This standard round brilliant appears eye clean and is a bright mixture of pink and green. The pink and green can more or less mix into a beige. It is an interesting stone and weighs 4.40 carats.

I have gotten more than a few pieces of this interesting rough from Nigeria over the years.   It is really a pink crystal that has some faces that look they had a chomophore (trace element that effects color)  diffused into some of it crystal faces.  the pink and green happen to have the right relationship to mix into oranges and yellows.  If there is too much to blend of one color  with the other color, it remains visible in the gemstone.

With the posted standard round brilliant, you can see some residual green in the yellow around the girdle and pink as you tilt the stone.  But the overall impression you get of this eye clean and bright gemstone is some shade of beige.  This mixing certainly varies with the light.  It weighs 4.40 fun 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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