Hot Pink Tourmaline

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Lot 2297
Hot Pink Tourmaline

Sold for US$ 1,708 inc. premium

Natural History

6 Dec 2009, 11:00 PST

Los Angeles

Hot Pink Tourmaline
Mozambique
This delectable modified cushion-shaped stone exemplifies the finest cuprian tourmaline material currently available on the market. It would be difficult to imagine a more pleasing color—this straight-forward rich pink, unmodified by brown, is as good as it gets. Of a prodigious weight, yet of a wearable size for a ring-stone it displays excellent luster and only some minor inclusions, characteristic of the species. Weighing approximately 23.48 carats and measuring 22.0 x 13.5 x 10.0mm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by an European Gemological Laboratories US report number 48570616C dated December 28, 2007 stating Cuprian Elbaite Tourmaline. “Paraiba” is the trade name for Copper-bearing elbaite tourmaline, in reference to its first mining location in Paraiba, Brazil; here the colors range from green to blue. In addition these colors as well as others can be found in other geographic locations including Nigeria and Mozambique. Additionally: Red to purple colored Tourmalines are known in the trade as rubellite.
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