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Cat's Eye Tourmaline

about Cat's Eye Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classed as a semi-precious stone and the gem comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "turamali" or "toramalli", which tranlates to "many colors" or stone of many colors. Cat's eye tourmaline is rare. The most prominent colors are Green, Pink and blue but exist in other colors. The Chatoyant cat's eye effect is due to fine silk in the gemstone that when cut and perpendicular to the direction of the silk pattern creates the Chatoyant cat's eye effect. Tourmaline is a October birthstone.

Cat's Eye Tourmaline

Treatment: None
Origin: Africa
Hardness: 7-7.5
Shape: Oval - Cabochon
Clarity: Almost transparent with silk and strong asterism
Material: Tourmaline
Width: 9.5mm
Height: 7mm
Length: 10mm
Weight: 5.17 carats
Color: Baby Pink; Strong

Beautiful light pinks color; strong. Extra fine Cat's eye asterism with excellent movement. Almost transparent clarity.

Price: SOLD