A color addict let loose in the abundant fields of tourmaline color should only be searching for well saturated, medium toned gems with great hues, right? That ain’t necessarily so! My passion goes beyond the obvious color champions in tourmaline stables to delicate pastels that take a connasure’s refined sensibilities to really appreciate. I like dark ones too.
This gem of pale yellow with enough brown to make a very light pastel goes by many names in my book. The largest gemstone in this tribe is Queen Ecru and you should look her up. The child of this post is an oval that has a different, three step crown than hers, but is probably exactly the same color. I only say probably because truly matching tourmalines can be difficult especially if they have different cuts. With that said, this bright, eye clean, 3.75 carat tourmaline slips in with tea for a color. I don’t think anyone will ever accuse me of being too analytical in naming tourmaline colors.