When you’re dealing with transparent gems, I guess colorless is a better term than white to describe the stone. Now if the transparent gemstone becomes less transparent because of a lower grade crystal and a network of internal flaws should I start calling it white? Does it really mater in tourmaline?
In the case of this fun standard round brilliant, I think white is right. The lack of color in this gemstone is as complete as any gemstone in the collection. It also does not appear cracked or with a mass of opaque inclusions anywhere. But it does reflect enough light that does not come from the facets to my searching eye to give the gem a different feel (whiteness). So I live the color fantasy and call it white rather than colorless. “What is an Achroite between friends.”
This stone will never catch your eye, but its still bright and flashy despite its “problem” and I value it much more than an average pink. You know that difference makes a point in this collection. The interesting and attractive gemstone weighs 1.93 carats.