Monthly Archives: December 2015

Stay tuned for the latest breaking stories, there might be a mint (tourmaline) in it

Tourmaline Tribune Dateline Saturday December 12, 2015 Problems with a significant (expensive) piece of rough minty tourmaline continues past the preform stage.  The piece of rough was rate AAA and had almost a preformed shape for a square gem.  It … Continue reading

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A tourmaline trip, to cut a gemstone, like never before.

This quest for this beauty, I just cut, started most of ten years ago.  At the same time I was obtaining beautiful cuprian tourmaline from Mozambique, I got some lots from Afghanistan.  In one of the lots was a most … Continue reading

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Do you want to have fun on a dark winter night, looking at tourmaline?

I have been working on upgrading the tray section of this site.  In order to get a handle on the dynamic nature of color in tourmaline I have a number of different lights to use on them, to try and … Continue reading

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