Indicolite is one of the most valuable and collectible of all elbaite tourmalines, with hues spanning from lighter to deep, intense blues. Cutting indicolite can be a task for even the most skilled of cutters, as it is strongly pleochroic and appears darker when viewed down the crystal. This factor must be taken into consideration when cutting, as a loss of transparency and brilliance can occur in darker specimens.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: Inert to weak bluish green
Countries of Origin
Afghanistan; Mozambique; Pakistan; Unknown; Sri Lanka; Namibia; United States of America; Brazil; Madagascar; Nigeria
Untreated stones just need normal care. Oiled or resin infused stones avoid steaming, harsh chemicals, ultrasonic, and temperature changes.