Monday, May 11, 2015

Something exotic!

I cut this beautiful old stock Nigerian rubelite recently,this material is very hard to find especially in the last few years as the mines have not produced any new material for a very long time and what is available is jealously guarded in a few select collections.
The gem is a nice medium untreated hot pink with purple highlights.Natural rubelite will usually have some purple in the stronger colors,unlike the red/red heated and irradiated material you see so much of these days and quite honestly red/red doesn't occur naturally in tourmaline except in the rarest of occasions.
The stone is flawless and weighs 6.1 carats 12.74x11.28,it would make a gorgeous big ring stone or is equally well suited for a pendant stone.Call or email for price.

Custom cut gemstones


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