So here are photos of my little ice glowball. This is a crazy stone, it's perfect in indirect light, when it has an icy blue glow. So hard to capture in a photo. It is copper and manganese bearing elbaite tourmaline, and not from paraiba, but I guess that's become a trade name now for this chemical makeup of a stone (regardless, it looks good so I don't care about provenance!)
The first photo is perhaps the best representation. It glows over the whole stone though, not in just one corner. It's really difficult to capture. There is a slight gold undertone. I think I'll set this in platinum but wear it with my 14k yellow gold and diamond 7 stone ring.
I have to say, I've had a little bad luck with purchasing stones recently, I've had to retun quite a few ebay and precision cutter purchases. This was a sort of risky ebay purchase. However, I spoke with the very kind seller, who graciously answered my questions, and I am pleasantly surprised. The stone is well cut, has a nice pillow, and is really good color. I like to think of it as an aqumarine on speed
She is selling another stone from the same source.
If you are interested you should check it out.
The seller also sent me a .77ct mozambique tourmaline, in an apple green. Here's a photo of my three greens, the new tourmaline, a .5 garnet (which is actually a great color without extinction, I couldn't photograph it right) and one of my BTD emerald pears.