I usually don’t remember where smaller tourmaline comes from, if I ever knew, but with the blues, Namibia just stands out. Over the years I have had breakage problems even in small stones, because a lot of of the rough is heat treated before I get it. (This is what I think anyway). This standard round brilliant is eye clean, bright and blue. It is a bit big for a dot of color and too small for a droplet of color so it going to have a beautiful life as and independent soul.