Lot: Tourmaline-79




COLOR: Golden Amber, Golden Orange, Sunset Yellow & Orange, Grassy Green, Golden Yellow, Yellow/Green & Orange/Yellow
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to very slightly included stones (95%+ Top Glassy Clean Facet Rough)
ORIGIN: Tanzania and/or Kenya
SIZE: Stones range in size from approximately 3.9 to 8.3+ Carats (5.46+ Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 169.56 Carats (31 Pieces) 33.91 Grams
PRICE: $254.34 ($1.50 Per Carat / $7.50 Per Gram)

Awesome Lot of Golden Orange, Orangey Yellow to Grassy Green Tanzanian and/or Kenyan Sunset Tourmaline facet rough. We recently got a shipment of this material in from Tanzania and this is the first lot of this new rough that we are making available. We are working on establishing a regular supply of this rough and have made significant progress in that endeavor. This material is running roughly 95% parcel clean with almost every stone capable of cutting Eye-clean or better. From a quick run through the material we estimate that there are 4-6 stones in this lot that are very slightly to slightly included; however, most of the inclusions are on the periphery of said stones and we're confident that with a little planning you should be able to cut eye-clean or better stones out most of these as well.

Many stones display that strong Dichroism that Sunset Tourmaline is known for where you can have Orangey C axis and Grassy Green AB axis with some having the Yellow instead of the Green. We are quite confident that you will have lots of fun with this lot! This is the material that you see retailing for $6.00+ per carat! This is top faceting grade material having almost every bad stone picked out. Most of the stones in this lot will cut eye-clean or better with the bulk being able to facet 10x clean. Practically every stone in the lot is a nice and chunky crystal section and/or nodule capable of giving above average yield. This is a perfect lot for cutting and/or resale!

  1. Tanzania has become a heavy hitter in the world of Gemstone rough in the last few decades and is producing more and more rough as the days go buy. Sunset Tourmaline is just one of the new finds that is coming from Tanzania and also Kenya and the material is quite unlike any other Green and/or Orange Tourmaline available in the market. Tanzanian Sunset Tourmaline is characterized by a strong dichroism where the AB and C axis have a combination of colors running from a Golden Orange to a Golden Yellow and/or Grassy Green. Many stones produce very unusual finished gems due to this dichroism and are highly sought after by collectors.