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Dichroic pink with growth tubes emerald cut.#527

Imperfections in a gemstone do not always make it less beautiful or interesting.  Cats eye in tourmaline that are produce by dense formations of growth tubes is a prime example of that beauty and interest in tourmaline. The posted highly … Continue reading

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Good Size green oval with light growth tubes.#249

A nice, spicy, larger oval tourmaline with a good uniform, medium toned green. Wow I got a lot into that sentence.  The only thing I can see that lessen the glory with this gemstone is a few deeply buried ghostly … Continue reading

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Nice array of growth tubes in blue/green tourmaline#240

This oval does not have high quality crystal along with a fine array of ghost like growth tubes.  It does have a fine blue green color that darkens toward the ends.  There is no doubt that this is a natural … Continue reading

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Very Nice Green Oval with Growth Tubes.

This oval is a great combination of medium rich dichroic greens that is spicy and good crystal.  Its one drawback is a group of growth tubes (long defects in growth parallel to the c axis).  The reflect light and are … Continue reading

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