COLOR: Baby Blue to Deep Aqua Blue, Kelly Green, Pastel Peachy Pink, Hunter Green to Olive Green
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to very slightly included stones (85%+ High Facet Grade)
ORIGIN: Nigeria
SIZE: Stones range in size from approximately 1 to 10.9+ Carats (3.05+ Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 51.95 Carats (17 Pieces) 10.39 Grams
PRICE: $72.73 ($7.00 Per Gram)

Awesome Lot of Baby Blue to Olive Green Nigerian Tourmaline Top Faceting Rough. This Lot has some amazing Baby Blue colors that are guaranteed to leave you breathless. Most stones in here will cut eye-clean or better with a little work and practically every stone is a nice and chunky crystal section. Some of the Greens are dark with closed C axis; however, the Blues are almost hypnotic. We are blowing this lot away because of the color mixture!

I would say about 85% of this is some good Facet Rough. We have a very limited amount of this material on hand and probably won't be getting more until our return from Pakistan so don't miss this lot! This is a lot that we personally recommend picking up for the price! This is steal $1.40 Per Carat.

  1. Nigeria has steadily risen to be a powerhouse country for Tourmaline production and is now set to eclipse many traditional sources in sheer volume of material. Overall Nigerian material, like most African material, has the brownish overtones, darker colors and lacks the vibrancy and life that Afghan (and some Namibian and Nigerian) Tourmaline is known for; however, many Nigerian and African stones can cut beautiful finished gems that rival Afghan material. From my experience I don't think quality is even questionable as I still haven't seen any Tourmaline Floor me like the Best Afghani material in its natural crystal form! Afghan Tourmaline can cost an arm and a leg and Nigerian material is a great affordable substitute for everyone to have fun faceting some Tourmaline.