I can not get enough blue from Namibia. Unfortunately larger pieces have either been unavailable or at least unaffordable for years. Unfortunately even in the old days many of the larger pieces had tone levels that were darker than desirable even after heating. I don’t heat, but I know that even rough is being heated in Namibia.
This droplet of color has a great tone level for this small a stone. It is not the top end level of tone, but a more pastel level which makes for a very bright stone with plenty of color still there. A color that has a great saturation. It weighs 1.38 carats and is cut in a standard round brilliant.