The title is frank and earnest and will probably leave you completely unprepared for my outburst.
I love this stone, I love this stone, I love this stone …
This purple floats around like all purples do under different “white” light sources and may even be a color changer (Laurellite), but I don’t care. It is definitely included and the inclusion have visual impact, but I don’t care. So what do I care about and why did I fall in love with this modest gemstone.
It is a true blue purple under most lighting conditions.` The standard round brilliant moderates the impact of the fairly uniform spread of inclusions and lets the moderately toned, still transparent,gemstone shine. Of course my love is also predicated on my knowledge that is a pretty rare tourmaline, even in the family of cuprian gemstones. (It could be heated to a blue) I am not saying that its inclusion set it apart, but its open nature and color make it a gemstone that I need in my color wheel and the culmination of a long search. Besides I bought it as a cab grade piece, that was affordable and got a better than expected overall gemstone with exceptional color. I have congratulated myself with a lack of modesty, in my solitary nights. It weighs 4.28 carats.