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Tuesday
Apr122011

Natural Oval Green Madagascan Tourmaline

One only loose natural green Tourmaline. The oval cut stone has a weight of  2.68mct and is fine green in colour. We have set this fine gemstone into a magnificent handmade diamond set pendant (July 2011), which clearly highlights the depth of colour.

Definition of Tourmaline - tour·ma·line (to̵ormə lin, -lēn′)

A very hard, piezoelectric, rhombohedral mineral, (Na,Ca)(Mg,Fe,Al,Li)Al(BO)(SiO)(OH), of various colors, used as a gem and in making pressure gaugesOrigin: Fr, ult. < Sinhalese tōramalli, carnelianWebster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.

A complex crystalline silicate containing aluminum, boron, and other elements, used in electronic instrumentation and, especially in its green, clear, and blue varieties, as a gemstone.Origin: French, from Sinhalese toramalli, carnelian.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.