This 1.51 carat blue green oval has a significant amount of inclusions. They do effect the clarity of the gemstones, which still flashes, but not as much as normal.
Some tourmaline I still facet have enough clutter in them to significantly reduce their transparency. In a fantasy world,I would be able to get all the colors I wanted without problems with the purity of the gemstone, but that is not my world. This blue green oval, which is showing me a lot more blue than green at the moment, is an example of a cloudy gemstone. It still flashes, but it can not get over its more sedate personality. I try never to cut a step crown or emerald cut from this kind of material, since it accentuates the inclusions. The gem stone weighs 1.51 carats.