This 4.41 carat, very pale pastel has been declared colorless which in tourmaline goes by Achroite. It is eye clean and very bright, but is pretty shifty for such a pale gemstone.
I have never tried to describe so many different colors in tourmaline at one time before. My inconsistencies on the official boxes that protect them and keep them ordered is a bit disconcerting. Didn’t I try to spend that extra time with the newly completed additions to the collection that they deserved? Have I failed as a cutter? Will I be sued for violation of the covenant? Enough soul searching, because this bright, eye clean round holds at least part of the truth. It has clear on the box, a tired way of saying achroite, and even such a pale stone shifted color and tone level on me, as I looked at it under a yellowish light verse daylight. Now I will stay with clear because natural light is the determiner, but its other persona is a tea richer than some, just reviewed, that are obviously not an achroite. I think I just said it again, in a different way. To really appreciate many tourmaline you have to live with the gemstone. Take it for a walk or to the grocery store etc., but don’t buy it in a jewelry story and expect it to look just like it did there, when you get home. Oh and by the way, setting gemstones can be a color adventure also. This standard round brilliant weighs 4.11 carats and I have its number now.