Chrome Green Tourmaline Gemstone, Buff Top Cushion Tourmaline Stone, Loose Gemstone, Green Stone, Ring Stone, Pendant Stone, Custom Made

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Handmade
Made in Los Angeles, California

Item details

Buff Top Custom Cut Faceted Tourmaline Loose Gemstone.

Natural Untreated Gemstone
Fancy Elongated Cushion Rectangle Bufftop, bottom Scissor Cut
12.5mm x 6mm x 4mm
Facated 1.90 cts
Excellent Color Saturation
Very Eye Clean

Tourmaline is a birthstone for October, along with opal. Tourmaline is also the gem of the eighth anniversary.
1554 Francisco Spinoza’s expedition discovers “Brazilian emerald”: the first recorded green tourmaline crystal.

Chrome tourmaline is intense green. In spite of its name, it’s colored mostly by vanadium, the same element that colors many Brazilian and African emeralds.

Somewhere in Brazil in the 1500s, a Spanish conquistador washed the dirt from a green tourmaline crystal and confused the vibrant gem with emerald. His confusion lived on until scientists recognized tourmaline as a distinct mineral species in the 1800s. The confusion about the stone’s identity is even reflected in its name, which comes from toramalli, which means “mixed gems” in Sinhalese (a language of Sri Lanka). It’s a term Dutch merchants applied to the multicolored, water-worn pebbles that miners found in the gem gravels of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

It’s easy to understand why people so easily confuse tourmaline with other gems: Very few gems match tourmaline’s dazzling range of colors. From rich reds to pastel pinks and peach colors, intense emerald greens to vivid yellows and deep blues, the breadth of this gem’s color range is unrivalled. Brazilian discoveries in the 1980s and 1990s heightened tourmaline’s appeal by bringing intense new hues to the marketplace.

People have probably used tourmaline as a gem for centuries, but until the development of modern mineralogy, they identified it as some other stone (ruby, sapphire, emerald, and so forth) based on its coloring.

One of the earliest reports of tourmaline in California was in 1892. In the late 1800s, tourmaline became known as an American gem through the efforts of Tiffany gemologist George F. Kunz. He wrote about the tourmaline deposits of Maine and California, and praised the stones they produced.


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I am happy to assist you with Custom Orders. Please note that it may take up to 4 weeks to complete. I try my best to accommodate your needs for having your special item as soon as possible. The time frame listed does not apply to resizing of ready to ship items.


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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
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If your item was custom made, just for you.
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Loose and Mounted Gemstones:

My promise: The gemstones available here for sale are 100% natural, unless otherwise stated, have no unusual treatments, and are sourced from reputable honest dealers I've been working with for many years. Each gems is purchased and inspected personally by me, and as a Registered Gemologist, quality is first and foremost important to me.

What You See is What You Get: Each gem is photographed individually, and that’s the stone you will receive.

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