Africa Gem Gallery Africa

Pink Tourmaline Gemstones

Gem Gallery Africa - Image 16
One of the most popular gemstones of recent times, tourmaline is a wonderful gemstone that has many excellent properties. It occurs in almost every color imaginable, sometimes even with multiple colors in the same stone! Because of this huge variation in color it was often previously confused with other gems such as emerald and ruby. A wide variety of trace elements in the stone (such as manganese, iron and copper) are what cause the amazing range of colors. Most gem tourmaline is of the variety called elbaite. Major African sources for tourmaline include Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria and Namibia. There are smaller deposits in Tanzania and Madagascar. Most of the individual sources produce stones of various colors. Pink tourmaline occurs in a wonderful range of hues. It can be light pastel pink right through to deep reddish pink. The most valuable pink tourmaline is a vivid medium to medium-dark reddish pink with no overtones. Brownish or orange-pinks are less valuable but can be equally beautiful and are well suited to someone looking for a more subdued or earthy color. Due to the increasing popularity of pastel toned gems such as morganite, pale pink tourmalines are also becoming very sought after. Tourmaline has a very good hardness of 7.5, making it great for all jewelry applications. Because the gem often forms as long slender crystals, the most common cuts for tourmaline are rectangles and emerald cuts. Tourmaline is sometimes heat-treated to improve the color. This treatment is permanent and undetectable and has no effect on value or durability. Tourmaline is the birthstone for October, along with opal.

Ref No: PTs0004

Weight: 0.85ct

Price: USD 51.00

Size: 6.0 x 4.2

View Details

Ref No: PTs0005

Weight: 0.94ct

Price: USD 65.00

Size: 6.1 x 4.5

View Details

Ref No: PTs0006

Weight: 2.06ct

Price: USD 164.00

Size: 8.7 x 6.7 x 5.8

View Details

Ref No: PTs0007

Weight: 2.59ct

Price: USD 233.00

Size: 10.0 x 8.1 x 4.9

View Details

Ref No: PTs0008

Weight: 1.32ct

Price: USD 105.00

Size: 8.1 x 6.1 x 4.3

View Details

Ref No: PTs0009

Weight: 0.80ct

Price: USD 48.00

Size: 5.7 x 3.8

View Details

Ref No: PTs0011

Weight: 2.01ct

Price: USD 201.00

Size: 9.0 x 6.8 x 5.3

View Details

Ref No: PTs0012

Weight: 1.62ct

Price: USD 129.00

Size: 8.4 x 6.2 x 4.9

View Details

Ref No: PTs0013

Weight: 1.64ct

Price: USD 180.00

Size: 8.6 x 6.7 x 4.7

View Details

Ref No: PTs0003

Weight: 2.05ct

Price: USD 225.00

Size: 8.1 x 5.7

View Details

Ref No: PTm0019

Weight: 3.29ct

Price: USD 493.00

Size: 9.4 x 6.5

View Details

Ref No: PTm0020

Weight: 3.18ct

Price: USD 445.00

Size: 9.4 x 8.2 x 6.3

View Details