A new page will appear that will have only tourmaline from my collect on it, in a few days. They will be for sale and the page will be run by my older daughter Laura. All inquires and questions should be sent to her threw a gmail address that will be on the page. It is just a small beginning, but with your support and a bit of luck, sales will help get new material and increase the diversity of color/stones in the collection.
With cutting at a new low, I have begun seriously looking at the absorption graphs that I have taken of the collection over the last few years. It is obvious that I was too hasty in judging small differences in the graphs. It also reaffirms that color in tourmaline is so complex that I am finding more questions than answers from the spectrometry work at times. Still I can easily see many features in the wonderful world of tourmaline. I hope to have everything together to publish interesting absorption graphs, alone with pictures of the stones and the best explanation I can find for the stones color, in a few months. It should be an interesting trip, that I hope you will stop back to enjoy.