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Indicolite — specimen 0498, photo © NMNHS
Indicolite — specimen 0498, photo © NMNHS

Indicolitespecimen 0498


East Africa
Indicolite — specimen 0498, locality map

Weight: 0.25 ct; size: 4.14 | 4.11 | 2.44 mm; shape: octagon; colour: medium dark very strongly greenish blue; very slightly greyish; clarity: eye clean; cut: excellent; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; design ‘Eight’ by Glenn & Martha Vargas, excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
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More information from ‘Classification’

A blue colour variety of some tourmaline species, usually of elbaite. A pure blue is very rare and most indicolite is of teal or blue-green colour.