Lot: Tourmaline-41



COLOR: Sea-Foam, Minty Bluish Green, Bluish Green, Neon Green, Neon Blue, Bubble-Gum Pink
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to heavily included stones (10%+ Facet Grade)
ORIGIN: Kunar, Afghanistan
SIZE: Stones range in size from approximately .65 to 3.75+ Carats (1.74+ Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 134.74 Carats (77 Pieces) 26.95 Grams
PRICE: $26.95 ($1.00 Per Gram)
Lovely Neon Blue to Bubble-Gum Pink Afghan Tourmaline lot for Cabbing and possibly some Faceting. This lot is largely composed of a variety of Sea-Foam Green and Neon Blue Greens, however, there are a few other colors present as well. I would say that roughly 90% of this material is Cabbing grade being slightly to heavily included; however, there are a few stones in here that are semi-facet and/or facet grade. Most stones in this lot are crystal sections and will support high yields. This lot is being sold strictly as cabbing grade and is priced as such.
  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.