This Tourmaline is a gorgeous shade of coral pink. The rough for this Tourmaline came from Nigeria, a country that produces many beautiful gemstones. There is some slight color zoning, as seen in the photo, but it is not noticeable in hand.
I cut this in a design I call "Tachyon," a modified version of the "Star Trek Trillion" originally written by Jim Perkins.
This gemstone is eye clean with no visible inclusions.
Tourmaline is a wonderful stone, and one of the most colorful, coming in a vast array of colors, and often sharing more than one color in a stone. Some are even dicrotic, meaning they are different colors depending which side you look through. Tourmaline is a 7-7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it acceptable as a ring for everyday wear, but caution should be taken to preserve its beauty. It has the privilege of being marked as October's birthstone.
1.15 carat Tourmaline Coral
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe