My father use to tell me one of his few stories about his college days, that centered on making tuity fruity ice cream, over again many times. He always smiled and it was good that he had at least one good memory to share. The moral to the story was that too many flavors lead to really no flavor at all.
This combination of pink and blue in a darker mass of gray is not the only example of this type of tourmaline from Nigeria, that I have seen. So when I picked it out of a large lot of almost exclusively reddish tourmaline I know pretty much what I was getting into. Still the color adventure must go on and I have quite a few pink/reds (I did get some) that really needed to be heated (I don’t heat anything) to show their best color.
This standard round brilliant is a gray ,medium toned mixture of pink and blue. I can still see some of the pink face up, but most if not all the blue has mixed into gray. You can see the colors more clearly from the pavilion. The mixing of the colors is not just a feature of the cut, but could be seen in the rough crystal. It appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal, though its flash is moderated by its darker tone level. It weighs 2.47 carats and is an interesting tourmaline.