This bright droplet of color looks like a bit of sea foam from Afghanistan#767

Pale seafoam droplet of color from Afghanistan. This standard round brilliant was cut from sea foam from Afghanistan. It is clean and attractive, but the material does not have the level of tone to really make it this small. It weighs .53 carats.

When the standard round brilliant gets this small the force of sea foam is much diminished.  The Afghanistan material just does not have the tone level to descend this low.  Still the eye clean round is attractive and has found a place with the droplets of color.  It weighs .53 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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