A sea foam droplet of color from Afghanistan.#102

Top quality sea foam droplet of color, Afghanistan/Pakistan #103 This beautiful standard round brilliant has a high level of "neon" brightness and a fine, blue green, medium pastel (sea foam) color. It is from Afghanistan or Pakistan and weighs 1.60 carats.

There are only a few varieties of tourmaline that I think can approach cuprian tourmaline in brightness.  One of them is top quality sea foam from Afghanistan/Pakistan.  And how “neon” the material certainly effects it price. This standard round brilliant is just that, brilliant, when I popped the top on her storage box to look at her for the first time in years.  It makes me shake my head to realize again, that I have lost my way to her door and the perfection she represents, in Afghanistan/Pakistan,.  This wonderful gemstone weighs 1.60 carats and the droplets brightened up when they saw her.


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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