Sea Foam or Blue Green Droplet

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What is in a name, maybe a better price.  I try and limit the use of sea foam to tourmaline from Afghanistan with a medium light to medium tone and two open colors.  A bluer green a/b axis and a yellower green c axis.  But it has been years since I cut this beauty and I can not remember where it came from.  I probably never knew.  So I am going to wing it and go by what I see.  And what I see is a really great standard round brilliant.  It has a great medium tone, that flashes both colors of sea foam.  The crystal was never better and not a flaw disturbs the pure heart of this exceptional gemstone.  It weighs1.40 carats and has a place of honor in the droplets.  It is nice to see it again.


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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