This is a GEM, exceptional gemstone, sea foam, emerald cut.#444

Sea foam GEM exceptional gemstone, emerald cut, Afghanistan#444 This GEM is an exceptional sea foam tourmaline from Afghanistan. It has nothing wrong with it and a great darker medium tone level that is still very bright. It weighs 4.34 carats. and is an emerald cut.

Now I knew that this was an exceptional gem, but it was in a different tray than the other sea foams, so I never really compare it with them.  Now, thanks to this effort in posting (2013), I have all the trays out and together and so I can compared the chosen.  I say chosen because every one of the comparable sea foams in the collection are among the most beautiful of tourmaline.  Well this gemstone won the emerald cut part of the contest hands down.  It is distinctly richer in its medium tone level than even larger stones.  But it still has that brightness we should all associate with the blue green, yellow green dichroic colors that form sea foam from Afghanistan.  I think that about covers it except that this GEM has a nice size of 4.34 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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