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mineral data

Mineral: tourmaline
Gem: tourmaline (green)
Size: xx
Carat: xx
Cut: square step cut
Origin: Brazil
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
This is a three stone suite that shows the pleochroism in tourmaline. A pleochroic stone has different colors depending on the crystal axis being viewed. Tourmaline often has one color down the c-axis and one or more along the long axis. This stone was a green stone on the surface with a yellow-brown c-axis. The final product is a green stone with hints of yellow-green.

This is a well cut native set.