- Gems, 8.62 ct, 12.1 mm
- Start Time: 06/04/2009 6:20:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 06/11/2009 6:20:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Tourmalines are some of the most diverse and popular gems out there. This particular gem was cut from a piece of rough found a few years ago in Afghanisan The stone shows a beautiful yellow green color. This gem is only very slightly included which is above average for Tourmaline. Tourmaline is classified as a "Type 3" gemstone, as inclusions are almost always present, and accepted by dealers and collectors, so when you find a stone like this, the inclusions do not take away from the gem. I have to say that these stones are becoming harder and harder to find these days with so much gem Tourmalines coming out of Brazil and Africa lately. This stone has a "Step Round" cut. The high retail value on this gem is $387.