Lot: Tourmaline-47




COLOR: Bubble-Gum Pink, Neon Blue & Green, Electric Blue & Green, Bluish Green, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Pastel Green, Minty Green
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to heavily included stones (15%+ Medium Facet Rough)
ORIGIN: Kunar, Afghanistan
SIZE: Stones range in size from Approximately 1 to 8.15+ Carats (3+ Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 303.24 Carats (101 Pieces) 60.65 Grams
PRICE: $121.30 ($2.00 Per Gram)
Lovely Neon Green to Hot Pink Afghan Tourmaline lot for Cabbing and possibly some Faceting. This lot is largely composed of a variety of Neon Green, Greenish Blue and Pink colors; however, there are a few Bi-colors as well as some Mints in here. I would say that roughly 85% of this material is Cabbing grade being slightly to heavily included; however, there are quite a few stones in here that are semi-facet and/or facet grade while some stones have very clean sections. 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. The overall quality of this is quite high and it is priced to sell.
  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.