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Pink Tourmaline Gemstones

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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

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Ref No: PTs0005
Weight: 0.94ct
Price: USD 65.00
Size: 6.1 x 4.5

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Ref No: PTs0006
Weight: 2.06ct
Price: USD 164.00
Size: 8.7 x 6.7 x 5.8

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Ref No: PTs0007
Weight: 2.59ct
Price: USD 233.00
Size: 10.0 x 8.1 x 4.9

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Ref No: PTs0008
Weight: 1.32ct
Price: USD 105.00
Size: 8.1 x 6.1 x 4.3

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Ref No: PTs0009
Weight: 0.80ct
Price: USD 48.00
Size: 5.7 x 3.8

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Ref No: PTs0011
Weight: 2.01ct
Price: USD 201.00
Size: 9.0 x 6.8 x 5.3

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Ref No: PTs0012
Weight: 1.62ct
Price: USD 129.00
Size: 8.4 x 6.2 x 4.9

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Ref No: PTs0013
Weight: 1.64ct
Price: USD 180.00
Size: 8.6 x 6.7 x 4.7

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Ref No: PTs0003
Weight: 2.05ct
Price: USD 225.00
Size: 8.1 x 5.7

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Ref No: PTm0019
Weight: 3.29ct
Price: USD 493.00
Size: 9.4 x 6.5

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Ref No: PTm0020
Weight: 3.18ct
Price: USD 445.00
Size: 9.4 x 8.2 x 6.3

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