PARCEL TOURMALINE AAA QUALITY GRADE 13.50 CTS SGS 556

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Gem Type: TOURMALINE

Weight (CARATS):13.50 CTS

 

Origin: PAKISTAN

SIZE (mm):11 X 8 X4  MM

 

Color: MIXED COLOUR- GREENS AND LIGHT BLUE

 

Shape: PEAR, OVAL  SHAPED FACETED

Clarity:SI1

Treatments:NONE

Additional Comments: PIECES: 7 PCS

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Probably one of the most recognized semiprecious gemstones in existence, turquoise has been popular since prehistoric times. This stone is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often contains iron. Its name comes from French pierre turquoise, meaning "Turkish stone," a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. It is considerably softer than quartz and thus is usually treated in some way for stability. It occurs naturally in shades ranging from sky blue to grey-green, usually in locations where copper is hidden in the soil in high concentrations. The blue color is caused by copper, while the green color is caused by iron or chromium.

 

Turquoise has been mined for eons, since at least 6000 B.C. Early Egyptians wore the stone, and many turquoise pieces have been found in their tombs. The ancient Aztecs in Northern Peru used to decorate their ceremonial masks with this stone, which they considered holy. Persian philosopher Al Kazwini wrote that "the hand wearing a turquoise and using it as a sealing stone will never be poor." Turquoises were used to decorate turbans, often set in a border of pearls, to protect the wearer from the evil eye. The gemstone did not reach Europe until the Crusades.

 

Turquoise is considered a stone of wholeness, promoting the sense of unity of the self and oneness with all that surrounds us. It is said to make one feel at home in both the physical and spiritual worlds. Turquoise is said to open all chakras, permitting the attributes of love, completeness and communication to flow through the body and increasing spiritual bonding. It is especially connected to the fifth (throat) chakra and is believed to assist in opening the fourth (heart) chakra. It also is believed to assist the absorption of nutrients while strengthening the immune system and stimulating tissue regeneration. Crystal healers recommend it for detoxification of alcohol, poisons or radiation. Turquoise is mined in the U.S.A. (Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico), China, Peru, Mexico, Persia (Iran), Tibet, Siberia, Africa, Australia and Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type 1 Gemstones
The following gemstones are typically inclusion free, even minor inclusions detract from their value.
Diamond, Amethyst, Beryls(Aquamarine,Morganite), Citrine, Smoky Quartz , topaz, Chrysoberyl, Kunzite, Tanzanite, green Tourmaline, and Blue Zircon
IF Internally flawless under extreme magnification (Very rare)
F Flawless
VVS Minute inclusions under 10x; invisible to the unaided eye
VS Minor inclusions under 10x; usually invisible to the unaided eye
SI1 Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually visible to the unaided eye
SI2 Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually quite visible to the unaided eye
I1 prominent- moderate affect on appearance or durability
I2 prominent - severe affect on appearance or durability
I3 prominent- severe affect on beauty, transparency or durability
Type 2 Gemstones
Gemstones that normally have small inclusions that do not detract from value.
Alexandrite, Andalusite, Iolite, Peridot, Rhodolite, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Tourmaline, Garnet, Amethyst, Red Zircon, Tsavorite; Blue, Orange, Purple, Yellow and Parti-colored Tourmaline
F Flawless
VVS Minor inclusions under 10x; usually invisible to the unaided eye
VS Noticeable inclusions under 10x; often invisible to the unaided eye
SI1 Obvious inclusions under 10x; visible to the unaided eye
SI2 Obvious inclusions under 10x; very apparent to the unaided eye
I1 prominent - moderate affect on appearance or durability
I2 prominent - severe affect on appearance or durability
I3 prominent - severe affect on beauty, transparency or durability

 

6 mm = 1/4 inch (Approx)

4h 28m 30s

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