Sea foam droplet of color, Afghanistan#155

A fine, smaller droplet of color, dressed in sea foam from Afghansitan.  #155 This standard round brilliant is too small to really show off the sea foam color because of the the stone's lower tone value. It still is very bright, eye clean and attractive. It weighs .54 carats.

This smaller droplet of color came with the bigger boys from Afghanistan.  It is just a little shaver and lacks the tone value to really show what top grade sea foam can do, but it is still very attractive.  It is eye clean and weighs .54 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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