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Included pale gray oval#1137

This gemstone is just another little step to cover the world of color in tourmaline.  Its pale gray color is rich enough to keep it from being achroite, but doesn’t give it much life.  It is noticeably include in one … Continue reading

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Add two thirds pink and one third gray together and you get a nice bicolor.#1129

This emerald cut is pure tourmaline in its bicolor nature.  About two thirds of the length of the long ratio emerald cut is a nicely saturated, medium toned pink and the rest is a balancing patch of gray.  It makes … Continue reading

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What can I say, I like even gray, in the color world of this round.#1105

I was once looking threw a list of gemstones and their colors presented by the Gem Institute of America GIA.  I always like to see which colors are not included in the list of colors for tourmaline.  The most notable, … Continue reading

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A Blue/Pink/Gray colored mess of a standard round brilliant. #77

My father use to tell me one of his few stories about his college days, that centered on making tuity fruity ice cream, over again many times.  He always smiled and it was good that he had at least one … Continue reading

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A gray sweeps in to save the day, droplet of color.#640

Now the droplets take pride in having every hue (color) and I try to help them all I can.  But a true gray in tourmaline is not common.  Having colors that are grayish is a piece of cake.  But this … Continue reading

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Medium Dark Gray Transparent Oval.

This gray with a touch of brown is quite transparent for its darker tone value.  It came from Thailand and was probably heat treated.  I have enough similar material to feel that this color and saturation occurs in nature, but … Continue reading

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Medium Gray Oval

I obtained the rough for this medium gray oval from Thailand.  It has probably been heated and my principal interest was to see if I could tell the difference between heated and unheated tourmaline.  I could not tell there was … Continue reading

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What can I say about gray, dark emerald cut.

I really don’t know how much dark gray tourmaline is out there to be faceted, but this is the only example that I have.  It is not just a dud to be kept as an example of the range of … Continue reading

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Included gray that is stable, droplet of color.

I was once reading a list of tourmaline color published by the Gem Institute of America (GIA).  It did not list gray.  I can see why they would over look it, but I love a good solid gray and this … Continue reading

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