I can see why I have cut a number of shield cuts from this tone level of blue. It makes a beautiful pastel shield cut because the blue is not dichroic. Now I think dichroicism in tourmaline can be great, but not in this cut, unless you can get the table perpendicular to the c axis. So without dichroism why did I title this post as a gemstone with dynamic color. Well it is a shifter. The blue in natural light has a good grayed blue, but that old yellowish light makes it rather greener and grayer. It is not its best side. When I label stones with a color you have to go with natural color, but you maybe disappointed if you don’t do your homework with different light sources, before you bring one home.
This really sharp little shield cut, is eye clean with good crystal. It weighs 1.73 carats and would need a custom setting because there are practically not commercial settings available for shield cuts.