Identity: Natural Tourmaline
Carat Weight: 2.85 Carats
Colour: This African tourmaline is mid-green in all forms of light.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This green African tourmaline has a rectangular shape and an emerald cut with the pavilion facets featuring a step cut.
What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs
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.