Gemstones - Tourmaline Bicolors

Since 1981, we have been bullish on Tourmaline due to the hardness, color range, size, rarity and low price. Over the past few years, larger and/or finer colors of Tourmaline have started selling for $1000+/ct on both the retail and wholesale markets. Higher priced material prior to this time frame was Paraiba Tourmaline (1989) and more recently, the deposits of the wonderfully colored Mozambique Tourmaline (2006 +/-) which has essentially disappeared from the market as the mine/locality has not been producing as it once had. (A small parcel of very fine Mozambique Tourmaline rough was offered to All That Glitters from the mine owner in 2013 at a value of $1,100,000.)


The Bicolor Tourmalines below are Brasilian and were literally purchased in Brasil in the 1980's. Back then, most bicolors were known to be variations of green and pink/red. However, we did find a number of unique bicolors back then, including peach and pink, burnt pink and beige, and even peach and blue. Normally, bicolors are known to contain inclusions. There have been a few finds in Brasil and in other countries years later in the 90's producing cleaner gemstones, though differing in color from the expected bicolors (not as vivid in color, slightly darker, etc.). Yes, many of the bicolors below have inclusions - this is expected and acceptable - please keep in mind too, that these are photographed under bright lights and magnification. When these gemstones are viewed under normal lighting conditions with the unaided eye, the inclusions are typically not what they appear below, but still might be noticeable - again, this is what one expects. If you want a mostly clean bicolor, contact us and we will see what we can find!


Note that we have smaller bicolors ranging from 1ct to 2cts. The ones shown below are larger gemstones and therefore, less common and more money per carat.

Check our inventory lists for individual stones and parcels:
Search for Species = Tourmaline; Type = Bicolor
Individual Gemstones
Parcels - Multiple Gemstones


8.38ct Cat's Eye Bicolor Tourmaline WOW!
published rare bicolor tourmaline cat's eye
Here's an unusual and incredible gemstone. Not only does this Tourmaline have a Cat's Eye, but it is a bicolor. We have had this gem for a number of years yet never photographed it; our customers would have found it in our Inventory Listings only. Unique in color, size and a very sharp eye, we haven't seen a similar piece. The Guide (wholesale listing) only describes/notes Bicolor Tourmaline in pink/green and shows a fine piece selling at about $700/ct wholesale. This color combination is unique and anytime a gemstone is published, the value of that one particular piece is expected to be multitudes higher than a similar piece - assuming one can find something similar. Considering the fact that this appears in a book, we feel we have a great price on this piece. (vst-04c-08) $8,380

Photo appears in two different areas - including the back cover!
Gemstones - New Edition
Gemstones - New Edition (Back Cover)
View more of our Tourmalines starting with the following page: Tourmaline
tricolor tourmaline
This Tricolor Tourmaline weights 7.03cts and hails from Brasil. It is rare to see a tricolor, though bicolors are more common; less common when clean and in a decent size like this. The color can best be described as Smoky with a nicely defined Pink separation followed by Smoky once again. (sbg-06-01) $1055 (Very Unique and Interesting!)
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A B C
A - 2.78ct Bicolor Tourmaline GEM-011-6C $334
B - 2.95ct Bicolor Tourmaline GEM-011-5G $295
C - 3.60ct Bicolor Tourmaline (A unique color combo!) GEM-011-5H $468
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A B C
A - 3.76ct Bicolor Tourmaline GEM-011-5D $564
B - 4.01ct Bicolor Tourmaline GEM-011-5B $521
C - 4.12ct Bicolor Tourmaline GEM-011-5E $515
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A B C
A - 4.17ct Bicolor Tourmaline (gem-011-4a) $920
B - 5.02ct Bicolor Tourmaline (gem-011-4B) $1105
C - 6.78ct Bicolor Tourmaline (gem-011-5f) $815

We currently have 10 Tourmaline Related Pages you may wish to visit:
Tourmaline 1
Tourmaline 2
Tourmaline 3
Tourmaline 4
Tourmaline 5
Bicolors
Maine
Mozambique (Various Colors) - May Contain Cuprian Examples
Mozambique (Purple) - May Contain Cuprian Examples
Paraiba

Note: Magnification and bright lighting is required to photograph gemstones.  Some inclusions may be visible under these circumstances. You are viewing photographs as if you were using a loupe - not your unaided eye.  Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be visible.

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