Flawless emerald cut, ground from a very pale bi-color from Afghanistan. Larger ring size.
Very pale to moderately toned tourmaline is not rare from Afghanistan. Much of the material is not flawless, but its “crystal quality” transparency is usually excellent. The emerald cut was cut from the largest and cleanest piece of rough in a lot that I obtained. It was one of the paler pieces, but its flawlessness and balance of color made it stand out. My only concern in cutting it was whether the finished stone would be rich enough to easily see its bi-color nature. Well it did barely make it and I call its group and other very pale pastel tourmalines , Ice-T and it is a sweet stone that I brewed up here. It is a larger ring size and with as much depth as I could get from the rough to enhance its color.