Lot: Tourmaline-39


COLOR: Neon Blue, Neon Green, Minty Blue & Green, Hunter Green, Yellowish Green, Pink, Sapphire Blue, Sea-Foam Green
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to very very slightly included stones (90%+ Glassy Clean)
ORIGIN:  Afghanistan
SIZE: Stones range in size from approximately .40 to 4.14+ Carats (1+ Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 626.93 Carats (624 Pieces) 125.39 Grams
PRICE: $313.47 ($.50 Per Carat / $2.50 Per Gram)

Awesome lot of Afghan Tourmaline containing practically every color of the spectrum. This lot is really indicative of the best Afghanistan has to offer in Tourmaline color and practically every stone in here has been hand-selected for cutting! This is TOP TOP faceting grade material having all the bad stones picked out. Most of the stones in this lot will cut eye-clean or better with the bulk being able to facet 10x clean. The average stone weight is about 1 carat and this lot is really for commercial cutting & accent stones. The stones are nice and bright and should hold their color well once cut. Most of these pieces are nice and chunky crystal sections capable of giving above average yield. The price on this just doesn't get any better! We have a fairly consistent supply of this material for those interested in picking up additional rough so please feel free to email us with your needs.

  1. Afghan Tourmaline pockets tend to be relatively small in size and as a result consistency in color & quality is a rarity! We have never seen Afghan Tourmaline sold by the kilo with like colored and quality material and lots are generally small in size seldom going over 1/2-1 kilo.

  2. All Afghan Tourmaline is exhumed from primary deposits and as a result mining costs are considerably higher due to dynamite expenditures and traveling expenditures to get to remote mining areas. It is also interesting to note that since all Afghan Tourmaline is from primary deposits most rough will usually have sharp crystal faces.