Blue ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, is compressed, and becomes part of a glacier that winds its way toward a body of water (river, lake, ocean, etc.). During its travels, air bubbles that are trapped in the ice are squeezed out, and the size of the ice crystals increases, making it clear. The blue color is often wrongly attributed to Rayleigh scattering. Rather, ice is blue for the same reason water is blue: it is a result of an overtone of an oxygen-hydrogen (O-H) bond stretch in water which absorbs light at the red end of the visible spectrum. This sold color bowtie is simply the right touch for the Spring/ Summer months for the fashion forward bowtie lover. We have found that solid color bowties are very difficult to find in other retail outlets. This bowtie looks good in several different custom shapes we offer. The Butterfly, Diamond, or the Classic are just a few of my personal favorite shapes our Blue Ice Bowtie.