African Tourmaline – Greenish Blue – Cushion – 1.55 Carats

$ 1,195.00

Originating from a recent tourmaline discovery in Mozambique in Africa this stone supports a neon blue colour and draws comparison to Brazil’s famous Paraiba Tourmaline. This Indicolite Tourmaline possesses a mid-teal blue colour, which is simply electrifying. In direct sunlight this stunning natural masterpiece has the pristine colour of the Mexican ocean on a summer’s day. With internal inclusions of weblike fine fluid drops called trichites and healed fractures, this stone is eye clean not loupe clean. Complimenting the striking colouration, our master lapidarists in Sri Lanka have gifted this stone an additional sparkle with flower cut pavilion facets. Weighing 1.55 carats, this stone has a deep pavilion of 5.68mm and an oval shape with dimensions of 6.65mm by 5.44mm. It is a completely natural stone, free from any treatments and enhancement. This stone is definitely a must for those with an appreciation and an eye for nature’s beauty and rarity. It’s beauty is especially highlighted when set as the center stone for your cocktail ring.

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Details and Specifications

Identity: Natural Tourmaline
Carat Weight: 1.55 Carats
Dimensions: 6.65mm x 5.44mm x 5.68mm
Colour: Greenish Blue (Teal)
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: Square, Step Cut
Origin: Africa
Treatment: None

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Description

Identity: Natural Tourmaline
Origin: Africa

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Carat Weight: 1.55 Carats
Colour: This African tourmaline is teal (greenish blue) in all forms of light.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This greenish blue or teal African tourmaline has an oval shape with flower cut pavilion facets.

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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

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 19 × 26 × 4 cm
Gemstone

Tourmaline

Dimensions(mm)

6.65 x 5.44 x 5.68

Carat Weight

1.55

Colour

Blue, Green, Greenish Blue, Light Green, Teal

Cut

Flower, Modified Flower, Oval

Clarity

Eye Clean

Treatment

None

Origin

Africa