African Tourmaline – Maroon Pink – Trillion – 1.55 Carats

$ 715.00

Pink is a beautiful colour; most amazingly seen when the sun meets our eyes at dawn and when it leaves us at dusk. This beautiful dichroic semi-precious gemstone displays the aforementioned pink, as well as a tinge of yellow, to bring out the mixed colour of maroon. With the dimensions of 7.33mm by 7.29mm, as well as a pavilion depth of 5.17mm, this Maroon Pink Rubellite Tourmaline has a trillion shape and flower cut pavilion facets, credit to our amazing master lapidarists. The stone is eye clean and a peek through the microscope would show that it is completely natural, devoid of any treatment, because it contains tiny fine fluid web-like inclusions called trichites. From the trigonal crystal system, this stone has a sparkle like no other due to the exceptional cut and its exceptional birefringence. Tourmalines have a hardness of 7 to 7.5, and thus this gemstone is a durable and affordable option on any ring. Of course, it would also be a wonderful stone for any other setting as well and a cheaper option to the more expensive sapphires and spinels. Weighing 1.55 carats, directly from our African mines, this natural untreated tourmaline is guaranteed to bring light to the wearer of this stunning gemstone.

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Details and Specifications

Identity: Natural Tourmaline
Carat Weight: 1.55 Carats
Dimensions: 7.33mm x 7.29mm x 5.17mm
Colour: Pink
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: Trilliant, Modified Flower 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 maroon pink in colour in all forms of light.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This maroon pink African tourmaline has a trillion shape with modified flower cut pavilion facets.

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VIDEO:

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)

7.33 x 7.29 x 5.17

Carat Weight

1.55

Colour

Maroon, Pink, Pinkish Red, Red

Cut

Modified Flower, Trillion

Clarity

Eye Clean

Treatment

None

Origin

Africa