This emerald cut likes to be considered blue, but is on the green side. It is eye clean, not dichroic and of fine crystal. It weighs 1.61 carats.
Most blue tourmaline is on the green side of blue in the color wheel. The only other side blue can go is toward the purple and I have found that a blue/purple tourmaline to the hardest part of the color wheel to get in tourmaline. Without the discovery of cuprian in Mozambique I doubt that I would have any worthwhile blue/purples to show. Now many of the blues are grayed, but that has to do with a desaturated color and gray has no place on the color wheel.
This smaller emerald cut would like to be blue and I would like to give her the blessing. But when I compare her with more saturated blue gemstones, her place is not with them. Having a pastel tone level makes it harder to place gemstones in the color wheel, so I guess I can be forgiven for leading her on when I labeled her box with blue. She is certainly not grayed and certainly has many years of flashy clean living ahead of her. She weighs a trim 1.61 carats and has forgiven me for this revealing post.