Watermelon Tourmaline

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This delicious "slice" of watermelon tourmaline exhibits the iconic pink interior and green outer layer. With a smooth cut and rough exterior, this watermelon tourmaline is the perfect size to carry with you, make jewelry of, or keep in a collection!

The bicolor gem of pink and green tourmaline make up the interesting watermelon tourmaline. It is common to have a clarity problem along the color-change area of zoned tourmaline crystals because the changed condition that created the color change may have interrupted the growth of the crystal. Elbaite is the name given to the most colorful tourmalines, watermelon being one of them. It is well-known among jewelers as it is between a 7 - 7.5 on the Moh's hardness scale. 

 

Size: .81 x .69 x .13 inches

Weight: 0.15 oz. / 3 g.