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#24 Chrome Tourmaline 9x6.9 Pear Shape 1.67cts RAS


    Unlike other varieties of tourmaline, chrome tourmaline is rarely found in large sizes, in fact, most stones weigh less than a single carat. Chrome tourmaline is found only in Tanzania.

    Tourmaline has been known to man for centuries, even though its gemological properties and classification has only been recorded within the last few hundred years. High jewels assumed to have been set with rubies and emeralds have been found to hold remarkable tourmalines instead. The name tourmaline was given after the Sinhalese word, “tourmali”, meaning mixed parcel, an ode to the arrangement of color often seen. Tourmaline is typically found in areas with heavy pegmatite formation, making Brazil, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, the United States, and others being important sources of the gem.


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