Tourmaline (cat's eye)

Gems, 2.12 ct, 7.77 mm x 6.97 mm
Start Time: 06/04/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:30:00 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. This gem is a dark blue green color cabochon gem, with a decent quality "eye" running the length of the stone. The stone was photographed using a strong pen light to show off the "eye" better, and looks brighter in the photos than it does in person.

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