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Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by MissyBeaucoup, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

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    by T L » Mar 14, 2019
    Blue tourmaline is indicolite. Therefore blue paraiba is.a type of indicolite. Not all indicolite is paraiba.

    Paraiba is more of a trade name.
     
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  2. IcePhoenix
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    by IcePhoenix » Apr 29, 2019
    The tourmaline on the top right, has been sold to me as a greenish blue tourmaline, so idk if I can call it an indicolite. Any thoughts much appreciated :mrgreen2: 20190429_162316.jpg
     
  3. FlashyFlamingo
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    by FlashyFlamingo » Apr 29, 2019
    It looks very dark for indicolite. Did the vendor send any other pics under different lighting?
     
  4. IcePhoenix
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    by IcePhoenix » Apr 29, 2019
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  6. T L
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    by T L » Apr 29, 2019
    I’m not okay with dealers calling all copper bearing blue tourmaline “Paraiba. ” I just saw a well known dealer put this up for sale as a “paraiba.” It looks like a grayish aquamarine. Well I digress, but it is a pet peeve.

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  7. voce
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    by voce » Apr 29, 2019
    This is very sketchy, but a case could be made that it is neon blue at the very tip. It does look like an aquamarine, though. :|
     
  8. T L
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    by T L » Apr 29, 2019
    You must have great eyes :cool2: because I don’t see any neon in that stone at all! :oops2:
     
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  9. voce
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    by voce » Apr 29, 2019
    When it's like 1-2% of the pixels across that whole area, I agree it's negligible.
     
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  10. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 14, 2019
    Adding mine... a 3.6 ct that I recently set in a ring and another 6 ct that will probably be a pendant unless I find a super ready made setting.

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    The 3.6 ct is from Nigeria and more of a teal color. It was sold as neon blue tourmaline and has some really nice flashes of ‘neon?’ color.
     
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  11. T L
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    by T L » Jul 14, 2019
    Nice teal colored indicolites. I love that chunky faceting on the cushion. It’s nice they don’t black out in the sun, which can happen with some indicolite.
     
  12. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jul 14, 2019
    I have this trillion from Rioux Rocks that is off to the jewelers to be set. It’s placed loosely in the mounting in these photos so it’s sitting a little crooked. I love indicolite and wish they were easier to find because I would love to have more! Joshua described the color of this stone as Caribbean blue.
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  13. voce
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    by voce » Jul 14, 2019
    Really pretty stone and setting! Where is the setting from?
     
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  14. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jul 14, 2019
    Thank you @voce ! The setting is from Kyo at jewelryhoo2 on eBay. I don’t think they have this setting listed in their store right now, but it can be made if you contact him. They had this design listed when I first started collecting and I had been hoping to have it made some day when I found just the right trillion =)2.
     
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  15. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 15, 2019
    I love the setting. Can you pls share the dimensions of your stone? Definitely bookmarking if I get any trillions. Thank you for sharing.

    Definitely performs better in some lighting vs others. But I’m quite fond of bluish gems. The larger one is more of a true blue while the cushion is definitely teal.
     
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  16. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jul 15, 2019
    Thanks @icy_jade ! My trillion stone is 7.8mm. With the double halo the piece gives lots of finger coverage. I should mention that I upgraded this piece to have their best diamond melee for a very small charge. I would definitely recommend doing that because the diamonds are super white and bright!
    I looove your new indicolite ring! It’s so gorgeous :love::love::love:
     
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  17. MJO
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    by MJO » Jul 18, 2019
    Most Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline are heated to get that neon color. The best start at dark and the color of blue ink in a Bic pen. So you never know what it will look like heated if it is unheated now. However the majority of stones break if not heated perfectly. I experimented heating Nigerian stones over a stove years ago and a lot blew apart due to liquid inclusions that expanded very quickly due to the liquid inside boiling and turning to a steam.
     
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