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.) Maine Tourmaline is frequently $1000/ct for fine color and larger pieces.
|3.26ct and 5.59ct Yellow Green (Granny Smith Green) Maine Tourmaline|
These gems are from the famous 1972 Tourmaline Strike in Newry Maine. The
material came from one of the original miners. We traded an 18kt gold two
tone ring with a center orange diamond flanked by two nice round diamonds
for these two beauties.. The colors, cutting and shapes of these two
pieces are a match! Would be wonderful for a ring and pendant. 3.26ct
(dswt-92-01) $1,750/ct 5.59ct (dswt-92-01) $1,200/ct
The smaller of the two appears in "Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying"; Keith Wallis FGA (New Edition) Fine colored larger Maine Tourmalines are now frequently being sold at $1000/ct.
|12.41ct and 4.37ct Neon Fuchsia Maine Tourmaline|
These gems are from the famous 1972 Tourmaline Strike in Newry Maine. We
obtained both pieces of rough from one of the original cutters that
faceted the material for those responsible for this famous find. He was
paid with a piece of rough which was of similar size to what he had
faceted for them - in this case the smaller of the two gemstone. The
large 12.41ct All That Glitters had faceted from a piece of rough
purchased from the same person as noted above, but was originally
purchased in the 1970s as an investment and piece of Maine history from
Frank Perham. 12.41ct (jrbsn-93-03)$2,000/ct; 4.37ct (rrbsn-93a-10)
The larger of these two gemstones appears in "Gemstones - Understanding, Identifying and Buying"; Keith Wallis FGA (New Edition)
Gemstones- New Edition
Fine colored larger Maine Tourmalines are now frequently being sold at $1000/ct
|2.60ct Newry Maine Tourmaline|
|2.00ct Newry Maine Tourmaline - Unique Shape!|
|This gem is from the famous 1972 Tourmaline Strike in Newry Maine. We obtained the rough from one of the original cutters that faceted the material for those responsible for this famous find. He was paid with a piece of rough which was of similar size to what he had faceted for them. $900|
|4.46ct Newry Maine Tourmaline - Unique Shape!|
|Cut from a large Maine Watermelon Tourmaline Slice $775|
|Maine Tourmaline! Mount Mica (Approx 2009-2010), Oxford County|
|Title says it all! A nice specimen of Maine Touramline,nicely terminated complicated crystals growth/structure, striations, etc. (lh-14-01) $925|
|500ct Newry Maine Watermelon Slice|
This gem of a watermelon slice is destined to be housed in "...a fabulous collection of Maine minerals and gems This exceptional museum quality collection will be permanently preserved and on public display within 2-4 years." The purchasing agent for this museum collection, had the following to say: had showed me the slice before he set up the display... I got a great look at it in my hands, prior to being displayed and saw how beautiful it is. That s what cinched it for me."
We currently have 10 Tourmaline Related Pages you may wish to visit:
Mozambique (Various Colors) - May Contain Cuprian Examples
Mozambique (Purple) - May Contain Cuprian Examples
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