A green color dot with apparent c axis transparency problems.#115
Transparency is certainly important, in even a small standard round brilliant like this green one and it shows the results of coming up short. Its medium, average color, just can not compensate and the stone is a disappointment. But the dots of color gave it a sympathy spot.
I have been finding more tourmaline with c axis transparency problems than I realized in the collection. They have all been blues and greens. This medium dark, small standard round brilliant seems to have joined the group of known examples. It really hurts this small one and the dots of color took it in as their own, out of sympathy. It weighs .43 carats.
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