July 2021 Newsletter: The Many Faces of Pink Tourmaline

Pink is one of the most popular hues in colored gemstones, and few other colors offer such a wide range of choice, from strawberry pink and hot pink to coral, salmon, rose, bubblegum, flamingo, grapefruit and literally dozens of variations.
Several gem varieties occur in one or more shades of pink. Pink Sapphire is probably the most famous of the pink gems, with colors running the range from reddish-pink to purplish-pink to bubblegum. The rare Padparadscha Sapphire combines pink and orange in a color thought to resemble the lotus flower. Some of the most vivid pinks are found in the rare Spinels discovered in the Mahenge region of Tanzania in 2007. These unusual gems display a highly saturated pink-red color and a unique neon-like glow.
Sapphires and Spinels are mainly found in smaller sizes (under 2 carats). For pink gems in larger sizes, Tourmaline displays the widest range of pinks of any gem variety. From the magenta of Rubellite to the multi-pinks of Bi-colors, the range of pinks in Tourmaline is astounding.
4.34 ct Hot Pink Rubellite Tourmaline
Hot Pink Rubellite Tourmaline
Fine quality Pink Tourmalines over 5 carats are common, and 10 carat pieces can be found. Most of the high quality material is eye clean, though the magenta-colored rubellite tends to have significant inclusions. We have a collection of hundreds of fine pieces, in a wonderful variety of sizes and colors.

Pink Tourmalines derive their color from traces of manganese. With a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, Tourmaline is suitable for all kinds of jewelry.

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Notable Gems from the AJS Collection

This month we feature a range of fine Pink Tourmalines from the premier source in Nigeria. Click on any gem photo for details.

12.63 ct Strawberry Pink Tourmaline from Nigeria
A marvellous Strawberry Pink Tourmaline in a very large size. This is very clean material with intense saturation, custom cut in an elegant cushion. This impressive gem will set up beautifully in your jewelry design. Guaranteed natural and untreated
9.63 ct Pink Tourmaline from Nigeria
An exquisite medium Pink Tourmaline with wonderful saturation. This is beautifully clean material fashioned in a long rectangle with scissor style cutting that brings out both the color and luster of this fine gem. At 20 mm in length this will make an impressive pendant. Guaranteed natural and untreated.

6.79 ct Pink Tourmaline Heart from Nigeria

A big bright Tourmaline in a gorgeous padparadscha color. Beautifully fashioned in an elegant heart, this unusual gem will set up beautifully in your jewelry design. Guaranteed natural and untreated.

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7.93 ct Pink Tourmaline from Nigeria

A fine Light Pink Tourmaline, completely loupe clean and expertly cut with portuguese facets. This is a brilliant gem with with excellent fire. At 14 x 12 mm, this will make a very impressive ring. Guaranteed natural and untreated.

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5.50 ct Vivid Pink Tourmaline from Nigeria

An outstanding Vivid Pink Tourmaline with color that really pops! This is a superbly cut gem with perfect proportions and polished to a high brilliance; it displays a fully saturated pink color and bursts with flashes of color from all angles. An excellent combination of solid look and a sweet pink color. A superb gem for the Tourmaline connoisseur. Guaranteed natural and untreated.

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4.99 Bi-Color Pink Tourmaline from Nigeria

A beautiful and unique Pink Tourmaline. This Tourmaline has a lovely medium pink color with a golden region on one end. Very clean and perfectly cut, this special gem will make a marvelous pendant. Guaranteed natural and untreated

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What are your prices on custom jewelry? JJ, USA

Prices on custom jewelry vary according to the setting, and depend on the amount of gold, the purity of the gold, the number and weight of accent stones (such as diamonds), and the complexity of the design.
We would be glad to give you a quote on your desired design. Though the price of gold is the same everywhere in the world, labor costs are considerably less here in Thailand and we have some of the finest goldsmiths in the world. You'll find that our prices are significantly lower than retail jewelry outlets in America, Europe and Australia.
You can see some of the designs we've made for our clients in our Jewelry Gallery. We look forward to working with you on your next jewelry project.

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All the best in gems,

Ron, May & and Rung