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mineral data

Mineral: tourmaline
Gem: tourmaline (yellow)
Size: xx
Carat: xx
Cut: triangular 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 native cut yellow tourmaline, better than average cut. Although a pseudo-pineapple pavillion, the angles are sufficient to produce a good degree of brilliance without a window (fisheye) in the crown. Yellow tourmaline is again a more rare and less known variety but not more expensive.