Indicolite (Blue) Tourmaline

From an aqua-blue to an almost sapphire-like blue!

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Indicolite (Blue) Tourmalines have a color range from a light greenish-blue to a strong blue with a secondary green and are available in light to dark tones.

Tourmalines are part of a family of closely related mineral species with the same crystal structure but with different chemical and physical properties.

Indicolite (Blue) Tourmalines are Elbaites.

Since Tourmaline grows in long crystals referred to as “pencils” they are frequently cut as elongated emerald cuts that are perfect for pendants, earrings and even some rings.

Tourmalines are found in many different locations around the world including Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, USA (California, Maine), Congo, Tanzania, and has one of the widest color ranges found in gemstones.

Tourmaline is one of the birthstones for October and celebrates the 8th Anniversary.

Lots of choice in colors for October birthdays!

We have many more colors, shapes and sizes available in Indicolite (Blue) Tourmaline – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.

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Colors

light blue 

medium blue 

deep blue

greenish-blue

inky-blue

Family/Species

Tourmaline, Elbaite

Properties

RI = 1.624 (+/-0.005) – 1.644 (+/-0.006) DR

SG = 3.06 (-0.05, +0.15)

Dispersion = 0.017

Hardness = 7-7.5

suitable for use in jewelry

Pyroelectric – becomes electrically charged when heated
Piezoelectric – becomes electrically charged when squeezed
Many modern higher-end hair dryer use Tourmalines in them to prevent static!

Treatments

Natural, Heated

Can be 100% natural with no treatments or enhancements, or heated, or
irradiated and heated (Irradiation is not common for Indicolite-Blue
Tourmalines)

see policy on Treatment Disclosure

Important information

Usually colored by iron and/or titanium

Birthstone

October

Anniversary

8th

Cuts

Calibrated sizes up to 8mm
All standard cuts 
and free sizes

Mining locations

Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Afghanistan, USA, and other localities worldwide

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