Afghanistan is known for its particularly beautiful Tourmalines and this one is no exception. The beautiful mint green is a very popular colour, a favorite of my own, and its no wonder why when you see it.
I cut this in a pear design called "Cedar" written by Marco Voltolini.
It's untreated and would make a perfect center stone, or solitaire, for a ring or pendant.
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 from scratches and hard knocks. It has the privilege of being marked as October's birthstone.
1.00 carat Tourmaline Mint Green
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe