This seafoam green Tourmaline is notoriously difficult to photograph! With such a soft, yet rich color reminiscent of the highly sought after Paraiba, it's almost impossible for the camera to pick it up. I was just blown away by the finished piece, and can't wait to cut the next one that it came with! This Tourmaline would make a beautiful, one of a kind engagement ring, either surrounded by diamonds or as a solitaire.
I cut this beauty in a design called “Hex Top Omni-Oval,” written by Robert Strickland.
This stone does have wispy inclusions (seen in the profile view picture) that are not noticeable in the hand. The black striations you see within the stone are reflections from my camera.
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.
2.88 carat Tourmaline Seafoam Green
Design: Hex Top Omni-Oval
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe