I've found myself rather busy making rings and things out of the small sample stones I have from Kenya.
Because of the nature of artisinal mines, they do not have the massive production that you see commercial mining operations. We have received the first half of our order and now we are waiting on the second it takes time to find enough stones to fill the order that would be worth faceting. They go through kilos of stones to find a few that are clear and of good color.
Patience is key!
While we wait I'm loving what I have so far.