When I remember trying to polish a gemstone years later, It was a bugger. I usually do not have problems polishing indicolite, trade name for blue tourmaline, but this gem drove me crazy. It does have a rather evenly spread out network of inclusions that really don’t bother this medium dark, well saturated blue round. After thinking about it, I came to the conclusion that the inclusions themselves were causing scratching. I don’t really know, but I think that I would do better today. I hope so because the table proved almost impossible to polish well. And I will spend a lot of time on a tables to get it right, since the table is the pathway to the soul of the stone.
This standard round brilliant has a nice size and was spotted in the tray by people working for a jeweler I have worked with. They got excited because this saturated blue color, though darkly toned, is excellent. I think I would have sold this beauty, if the jeweler hadn’t focused on the inclusions. I have to admit that I really didn’t want to let go of her, as imperfect as she is. She weighs a very nice 3.64 carats and is still strong and proud.