African Tourmaline – Light Green – Round – 1.43 Carats

$735.00

It’s clear, it’s fresh, just like a mint candy; this light green round shaped Verdelite Tourmaline supports a flower cut pavillon by our skillful lapidarists and the facets are fresher than a pillow with a mint on it. Weighing 1.43 carats of African origin this semi-precious gemstone is and eye clean stone, which contains crystal and fine fluid inclusions called trichites. The natural birefringence of this stone combined with its excellent cut has produced a sparkle that beholds the eye. With dimensions of 7.19mm by 7.14mm and a pavilion depth of 4.75mm, this stone is completely natural and has not been treated in any manner. You could say that this gemstone was just MINT to be! and would look extraordinary on anyone’s finger or jewellery setting.

In essence this stone’s beauty makes the beholder shine even greater, so add it to your collection of jewellery today.

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Description

Identity: Natural Tourmaline
Origin: Africa

THE 4CS

Carat Weight: 1.43 Carats
Colour: This African tourmaline is light green in colour in all forms of light.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This light green African tourmaline has a round shape with flower cut pavilion facets.

What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs

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African Tourmaline

Tourmalines are a type of gemstone from a group which composes of boron-silicate minerals, coming in a variety of different colours. It also contains different elements such as magnesium, sodium, aluminium, iron, potassium and lithium. Additionally, the individual minerals have different chemical compositions but share a common crystal structure, allowing for the aforementioned wide range in colour.

Also mined in various part of the world, Brazil and the African continent are the largest producers in the world. Africa especially, there are various countries which mine the precious stone including: Mozambique, which produces clean stones that are lighter in saturation and larger in size, Zambia, Madagascar, Nigeria and Namibia. In addition, each country displaying a different primary property.

The name “Tourmaline” however, does not originate from any of these countries. The Sinhalese(official language of Sri Lanka) word “tura mali” which means: stone with different colours, is the primary origin. The name refers to the impressive spectrum of colours this gem comes in. According to ancient Egyptian legends, the Tourmaline passes through the rainbow on its journey to the Earth, giving the mixture of different colours. People still refer to the tourmaline today as the gemstone of the rainbow.

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Additional information

Gemstone

Tourmaline

Dimensions(mm)

14.43 x 5.96 x 4.60

Carat Weight

1.43

Colour

Green, Light Green

Cut

Flower, Round

Clarity

Eye Clean

Treatment

None

Origin

Africa