Another round of IceT with everyone included. Blue#147

A blue IceT to make you feel included. Round  147 This standard round brilliant has a pale blue color that is fit for IceT. It is included with thread like inclusions. It is still bright and flashy and weighs 3.23 carats.

Getting the “true” color of very pastel tourmaline can be a challenge.  I have had gemstones that picked up the color of my shirt at arms length and refused to let go.  It’s as if they were born to be colorful, but somehow did not make the grade.  When Jeff and I began to look at taking photographs of the stones, we worked in his backyard.  It soon became obvious that it would be impossible to get the colors even close without a white box (A self illuminated, completely white box that you put the objects to be photographed  into and shoot threw a hole/door in the box.).

The posted gemstone is a pale blue that I can see and it is really not that affected by the difference between my yellowish light and the morning light, but I think it was picking up the color of the wallpaper earlier.  Now it is behaving and I can declare it a member of the IceT family of companies.  Oh and it is included in a way that almost  gives a thread like texture to the stone.  It is not particularly obnoxious, but in such a lightly tone stone, nothing is hidden.  It weighs 3.23 carats.


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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