This fun Tourmaline shows off its colour with a unique pixel like pattern that flashes across the stone as its rocked back and forth.
From the famed Himalaya Mine in San Diego County, California. This material was mined many years ago and it is very difficult to find.
I cut this stone into a design called ‘Smith Bar’, which was made popular by the late Jeff Graham.
As seen in the photos, there is one small needle inclusion in this otherwise perfectly clean stone. You’ll enjoy playing with this stone in the light, watching the bars flash across the stone with every movement.
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.
3.72 carat Tourmaline Yellow-Green
Size: 10.4 x 7.9mm
Design: Smith Bar
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe