A white droplet of color touched with blue.

 

Very very pale blue droplet of color This almost colorless standard round brilliant is both a droplet of color and a member of the IceT group. He is bright, eye clean and weighs 1.08 carats.

The rough for this very very pale blue standard round brilliant came from Afghanistan.  It originally was part of bicolors that broke apart.  I have cut many included light pink rounds from the pink half of the broken bicolors,  but relatively few of the blue ends.  I am pushed to call them blue not colorless and the lighting makes the difference as usual.  Still the droplets of color accept him as a bright, eye clean, addition.  He weighs 1.08 carats. ( He leads a second life as a founder of the IceT group of nearly colorless tourmaline)

Bruce

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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