Tourmaline (Bicolor Cat's Eye)

Gems, 4.66 ct, 11.99 mm x 10.13 mm
Start Time: 06/09/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/16/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Here is something that truly isn't as common as one might think. Tourmalines come in virtually every color and have some of the most vivid and rich pinks, greens and blues of any gems out there. Cat's Eye stones are created by orienting the stone perpendicular to the tiny fibrous inclusions inside which in turn reflect the light causing an "eye" to appear. Now I've seen bicolor Tourmalines, and plenty of Cat's Eye Tourmalines, but one of the rarest things I've seen in Tourmalines is a true bicolor Cat's Eye stone! This gem is a pale pastel lilac-pink and green color "Oval Cabochon" gem with a visible "eye" running the across the stone. PLEASE NOTE: The "eye" shows up when a strong pen light is shone directly at the stone, but it's not a top quality Cat's Eye. I apologize as it was difficult to get the "eye" to show up well in the photos. A rare, colorful and unique collector's stone.

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