Rubellite 1 ct
Normal price €375,00
Intense rubber lite tourmaline in a somewhat unusual triangular cut. This stone comes from the famous tourmaline mines of Minas Gerais in Brazil. A beautiful stone to use in a ring or pendant.
Color: red orange
Weight: 1 ct
Format (mm): 6.85 x 3.9
Cut: triangle mixed
Certificate: House certificate
This stone is free of inclusions to the naked eye. This stone is completely natural and probably untreated.
This stone is suitable for use in all jewelry.
Product number: 100117
Tourmaline is the ultimate color stone. All colors occur and tourmaline is particularly known for its multi-colored gemstones. The material was first described after Dutch merchantmen took it from Sri Lanka in the early 18e century. They called it Ashchentrekker because when heated it becomes statically charged and attracts and shoots dust particles, which the sailors found very fascinating. The Sinhalese term “Toramalli”, from which the name is clearly derived, refers to the color of the material.
The mineral elbaite (named after the Italian island of Elba) is the most prominent member of the tourmaline gemstone group and most commonly used as a gemstone.
Because the tourmaline family consists of more than 30 species, this is not practical for the jeweler. They name the tourmalines based on their color. Green tourmaline is called verdelite, red tourmaline rubellite and dark blue indigolite. The Paraiba tourmaline (elbaite with traces of copper) occupies a special position as a rare turquoise blue variety, while chromium tourmaline is recognized as a separate variety. These are special bright green stones of the tourmaline type dravite that are colored by chrome and vanadium.
Tourmaline has a very strong pleochroism (bi-color). Grinding should be taken into account here. Tourmaline color can also react strongly to different types of light. Tourmaline usually looks best in daylight.
Tourmaline as a mineral is very common. Bright colors are rare, however. Gemstone material used to come mainly from Brazil and California. Today there are more sites known. The richest production comes from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Madagascar, Namibia and still Brazil.
Where 40 years ago people still looked down on tourmaline, this has changed a lot with the discovery of the spectacular Paraiba and chrome tourmalines. Today, tourmaline has also become a precious gem.
As with many other gemstones, it is getting harder and more expensive to mine tourmaline, driving up the price. In this regard, high quality large tourmalines are a safe investment with high potential for appreciation.