24 x 18 x 3 mm
3.4 grams - 17 carats
This Rubellite Tourmaline Slice was mined in 2004. Meaning "all colors," tourmaline has become the most fascinating of all gem crystals. In the past 10 years, the interest in tourmaline has spiked tremendously! Many special pockets are named and pedigreed, and the sheer variety in tourmaline will always keep it popular. Look for and get to know the various color zoning, usually in the form of banding and core-coloring. Tourmaline has a somewhat of a cult following. Its just one of those gems that never ceases to amaze!!
Buying wholesale parcels inevitably means ending up with some damaged or less than ideal mineral specimens included in a parcel from time to time. The emerging market for carvings has been a great place to revive damaged gem crystals and turn them into works of art again! We have been working with artists in both Thailand and Bali for many years.