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mineral data

Mineral: tourmaline
Gem: tourmaline (rubellite)
Size: xx
Carat: xx
Cut: rectangular step cut
Origin: unknown
General Info: The name apparently comes from the Sinhalese word "Turamali" which was given to mixtures of unidentified gem gravels in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
Additional Information
A very typical native cut stone (rectanguar step cut) with shallow pavillion angles and thus some windowing in the crown main facet. Rubellite tends to be valued based on more red, this pink is average at best.

Below are two suites of native cut stones, pinks and greens.