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Purplish Red Rubellite Tourmaline Fancy Cut. 4.15 ct

$353.00

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Big Purplish Red Rubellite Tourmaline from Mozambique. Fancy Cut. 4.15 ct.

This red gemstone is a bargain, it has a beautiful cut, good proportions, not windowed, and good color, saturation and brightness, and the most important its low price. The reason, it has some visible inclusions, but really don't disturb the appearance of the rubellite.  Much better than photos. The best price - quality ratio for your personalized jewelry.

Tourmaline and Opal are the birthstones for October. In 1952, the Jewelers of America association included the Tourmaline in the list of birthstones, becoming the second birthstone for October

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WEIGHT : 4.15
SIZE : 12.66 * 6.59 * 5.68
SHAPE : Fancy
COLOR : 30. (stpR) strongly purplish Red
TONE : 4. Medium light
SATURATION : 5. Strong
CLARITY GRADE : Heavy
CUT GRADE : Very Good
TREATMENT : Unheated
HARDNESS : 7 - 8

Inclusions type : interconnected twp-phase inclusions (trichites), healed fractures

"To those who are able to explore their secrets, precious stones relate to story as interesting as that of the huge pyramids erected by the Pharaohs at Memphis, and it would seem that their sublime internal spheres might be called, The Fingerprints of God" and also he called them "The usurpers from the factory". 
Edward J. Gübelin Inclusions as a Means of Gemstone Identification, 1953.
I think the best way I have to show my customers that my stones are natural is by showing them their interior, which is unique and beautiful. The scale of microphotography can be up to X50.

 

We took several photos:
We take photos with daylight (no lightbox and no extra lighting at all).
And we take photos and videos on mirrors in a light box with extra lighting (this kind of photos clearly show the quality of the cut and the clarity of the gem). 

Tourmaline Gemstone is the Birthstone of October.

 

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THE QUEEN OF COLOR: TOURMALINE

Tourmaline is the name for a group of related mineral species, with a very complex chemical composition. The name is derived of the word “tourmali”, this word in singhalese was used for colored gems, mostly zircons.

COLOR: The most important

Tourmalines exist in all colors: Multicolored, Bicolor, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Blue-Green, Purple, Violet, Brown, Neon Blue, Colorless, sometimes Asterism, Change Color and Trapiche. ALL.

The most expensive color varieties are Paraiba Tourmaline (vivid green and blue with copper bearing), Rubellite (vivid bright red), Indicolite (blue), Chrome Tourmaline (intense green) and Bicolor. The saturated colors have high demand, in the last years the less saturated colors (soft pink tourmalines) have become popular.

CUT & SIZES

Tourmaline is often cut into rectangular shapes because of its prismatic crystal habit, however Tourmaline's gems offer a huge variety of cuts: oval, round, emerald, pear, heart, trillion, fancy, cabochon, etc. Cat's eye tourmaline is cut into cabochon, and watermelon tourmaline is often cut into slices. Tourmaline is available in large sizes, however Paraiba tourmaline are common small sizes, as are Chrome Tourmalines or Rubellite.

CLARITY  & INCLUSIONS
Paraiba, Rubellite, Watermelon, Red and Pink tourmalines will show eye-visible inclusions unlike the green and blue tourmalines which will show eye-clean inclusions.
Cat's eye tourmaline is usually translucent to opaque (the chatoyancy is because to thin needle-like inclusions).

Typical inclusions: Interconnected two-phase inclusions typical for tourmaline ("trichite"), film-like liquid inclusions, parallel oriented hollow tubes, needle-like mineral inclusions and fractures.

 

MdMaya Gems uses the following clarity scale when grading gemstones.

Setting aside translucent and opaque gemstones, the first classification to take into account is: 

  • Type 1: Stones that are often inclusion free
  • Type 2: Stones that are usually included