Pretty in pink!
Pink Tourmalines have a wide range of colors from peachy-pink to strong pink to reddish-pink. They are available in light to dark tones.
Gems with a strong reddish-pink color are sometimes termed as ‘Rubellite’ or ‘Pink Rubellite’.
Tourmalines are part of a family of closely related mineral species with the same crystal structure but with different chemical and physical properties.
Pink Tourmalines are Elbaites and the trace element manganese can be responsible for their color. Some Tourmalines are pink due to color centers caused by radiation.
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 Pink 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
Elbaite gems can be 100% natural with no treatments or enhancements, or heated, or irradiated and heated
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Usually colored by Manganese, but also by color centers within the crystal structure
Calibrated sizes up to 8mm
Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Afghanistan, USA, and other localities worldwide