Blue Tourmaline Gemstones
Round – Less than 1 Carat
I certainly worked to get the most beauty out of this smaller standard round brilliant. The stone has a flatter crown that helps the medium toned vivid blue stone sparkle and a retained, noticeable white inclusion half down the side of the crown. This flaw is white and does not flash, so it is not too distracting. It weighs .72 carats,
This dark standard round brilliant was cut with its table perpendicular to the principle axis. This makes a stone that reveals most of its color, in this case an intense blue, when the stone is tilted and rotated. The stone is not very transparent down the center of the stone, face up. It appears to be eye clean and weighs .86 carats.
This dark, richly saturated blue standard round brilliant is not too transparent. It has been cut with the principle axis perpendicular to the table. This means that most of the flash will come from the stone when it is tilted. But even then there is a limited amount of flash. It weighs .95 carats.
To be blue in tourmaline without green, gray or dark dichroic ends is rare. This smaller standard round brilliant is rare. It is dichroic, but both the lighter blue and darker blue have great medium tones. There is no sight of a green shift or gray clouds. The only thing that keeps this little round from stardom is practically invisible inclusions as seen by the eye, combined with not the greatest quality of crystal. It weighs .62 carats and has won my blue, blue heart.