One of the joys of the collection is to be able to compare subtle differences between tourmalines that might appear identical under casual observations. I finished a post on a beautiful tourmaline that I have called blue since I cut it and saw it in natural light. But its color is a dynamic shifter and becomes a distinct, blue green under my yellowish light. I called it an Indicolite, A trade name that I like to restrict to pure blues without greenish overtone, because you have to deal with natural light when you “officially” designate a color. So after finishing my work up on this beautiful gemstone, the next one in the tray, made my Indicolite’s blue color, green with envy.
This posted, smaller standard round brilliant is blue in the morning light, and the blazing inferno of an incandescent light. Even my yellowish light from the miniature replacement twisted florescent light in the yellowish shade does not phase it. I am Indicolite hear me roar. It has a slight, dark thread like inclusion that is not noticeable face up and seems to enjoy morning light the best. This flashy gemstone weighs .58 carats and will be true blue to the droplets of color.