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This is a quality natural specimen showing watermelon colours on top of the stone.Naturally terminated.This is a great specimen for any collection.
TOURMALINE BIRTHSTONE FOR OCTOBER.
NATURAL UN HEATED
MINED IN TANZANIA
MOHS SCALE 7-7.5
WEIGHT 12.75 CTS
SIZE 19X12X8 MM
Tourmalines are a class 2 gemstone which means inclusions are acceptable
Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline gem stones come in a wide variety of colors.Tourmaline has a variety of colors. Usually, iron-rich tourmalines are black to bluish-black to deep brown, while magnesium-rich varieties are brown to yellow, and lithium-rich tourmalines are almost any color: blue, green, red, yellow, pink etc. Rarely, it is colorless. Bi-colored and multicolored crystals are common, reflecting variations of fluid chemistry during crystallisation. Crystals may be green at one end and pink at the other, or green on the outside and pink inside: this type is called watermelon tourmaline. Some forms of tourmaline are dichroic, in that they change color when viewed from different directions.
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