A galaxy of inclusions in a blue green IceT special, round, Afganistan#134

A galaxy of small white inclusions in a pastel blue green, Icet, round. #134 This standard round brilliant is a very pale blue green color. It has a galaxy of small white inclusions that actually add interest to the stone. It weighs 1.74, is from Afghanistan and now an IceT member.

Afghanistan certainly produces a lot of lightly toned tourmaline and the IceT company is considering opening up a district office there.  This very pale blue green standard round brilliant originally hailed from there.  I think that the galaxy of white non flashing inclusions actually add interest to this ghost like, but still too colorful a gemstone, to be Achroite. (a trade name for colorless tourmaline).  This passionately pale stone weighs 1.74 carats and will stay focused with the IceT company.


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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