Indicolite (Blue) Tourmaline
From an aqua-blue to an almost sapphire-like blue!
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.
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
Can be 100% natural with no treatments or enhancements, or heated, or
see policy on Treatment Disclosure
Usually colored by iron and/or titanium
Calibrated sizes up to 8mm
Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Afghanistan, USA, and other localities worldwide