Wounded pink to orange color changing oval.

Nice pink to orange, feathered oval This oval has one white feather on the side of the table that does not flash. It color goes from rich pink to orange depending on the white light. It weighs 1.56 carats.

Decisions, decisions and you have to make them cutting gemstones.  I have chosen with this gemstone to retain a white feather that is close to vertical with the table, in order to get a descent sized oval.  The rest of the gemstone has very good crystal and is flawless, so the veil is very noticeable even though it does not flash.  I did manage to get it out from under the table which is always my first goal when cutting included gemstones.

The ovals tone level is great and its color shift from pink to orange depending on the white light.  I stand by my decision, but I wish I didn’t have to make it.  The oval weighs 1.56 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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