Tourmaline is one of my favorite stones. The color range is spectacular especially when a single pencil-shaped crystal contains a series of two, three or more sections of different colors, called bicolor or tricolor.
Robert Michael purchased several Pink Tourmaline crystals from the Himalaya Mine in San Diego County California One of these crystals was an amazing bicolor, starting with Pink, changing to White (Clear), and then back to Pink. Robert faceted the crystal into this 12x7mm gemstone, weighing 3.0 carats. The white portion of the crystal is now perfectly placed at the center of this gem. It's a very unique piece. Robert set the gemstone in a simple Rhodium-plated Sterling Silver Pendant.
One challenging characteristic of Tourmaline is that nearly all natural crystals contain tiny fractures. A large number of fractures renders the crystal useless for gem cutting purposes. However, it's fairly normal to see a few small fractures in these gemstones. Upon close inspection, you see one or two very small fractures in this gemstone. This is a common natural occurrence and doesn't affect the gemstone in amy way.
We recommend either an 18" or 20" Medium Cable Sterling Silver Chain, #1110, for this Pendant.
Please be aware that the items in the photos are often much larger than actual. This is done intentionally to give you a close up view of the items.
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