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.