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
This is the find of 2020 so far! With prices of fine quality rough in Tourmaline and other species, it has become
unaffordable for anything on the larger side. We encountered this beauty unexpectedly, as it was already faceted with a nice
polish and literally caught our attention when in a case with minerals, as well as a small terminated crystal of similar color.
The crystal itself would cut a smaller gemstone than this already faceted Tourmaline, and the price for the crystal was the price
of the faceted Tourmaline. The color of the faceted gemstone was glowing whether it was indoor or diffused daylight. Since the
gem was clean, had a good polish, well cut and priced below what one would normally expect, this had to be added to the
All That Glitters inventory. Some lucky store, goldsmith or person will get a steal on this when purchased.... We would describe
this Tourmaline as a cushion, weighing 11.30cts(!), of a bright medium lizard green with hints of mint or light blue. Using a
dichroscope on this gemstone, one can see both green and a light blue. The main body color is a glowing green with flashes/highlights
of light blue or mint. The photo of the piece of rough is a similarly colored piece so you can have an idea of the color of the
C and A/B axes. Mined in the Kunar Valley, Afghanistan, which has been producing Tourmaline since about the 1980s. Fine Tourmaline
has been steadily increasing in price; Maine Tourmaline of a few carats is seeing retail prices of $1000/ct. This gem is well priced
when considering that the rough is difficult to obtain and anything of size is incredibly costly. Inquire for Pricing. (srgi-20-01)
What a Gemstone! Simply a STUNNING GEM! Color is best described as a Magenta Rubellite which Glows Cherry Red!
This is old material from the 1990s discovery of pink Tourmaline from Nigeria.
Very few pieces from that find had this color and it can truly be described as glowing. The cut is very brilliant,
so not only do you have have a glowing variation of red, but the brilliance from the cutting and proper angles form the
superb cutting. This 7.02ct "gem" was faceted by a well-known award winning cutter and some of his work is
displayed in a museum collection. (ggc-19-02) $10,530
An African True Orange Tourmaline weighing 7.73cts! Rough was hand-selected by the owner of All That Glitters and faceted in
the U.S. A super orange color, very lively and a larger gemstone for Tourmaline now-a-days. The price for many colors
of Tourmaline is approaching $1000/ct wholesale, and when discussing retail pricing, the prices are certainly there already!
Only $500/ct. (vyg-18a-nr) $3,865
A - 11.22ct Tourmaline Sllice. Unique colors and unique habit due to the fact
that a crystal seems to have grown with various colors and then it was incorporated by overgrowth or
another crystal. (kimpx-17-01b) $450
B - Another unique Tourmaline Slice. Intially looks like a watermelon slice, but
look closer. It seems to initially be a watermelon crystal growing within another crystal or a watermelon
crystal with overgrowth as the pocket composition changed. BUT, it also seems to be an inverse watermelon or
perhaps it is a slightly different watermelon slice with overgrowth. A watermelon slice within a watermelon slice?
Nature can be very confusing at times, creating some very beautiful and unique items.
15.09ct (kimpx-17-01a) $500
3.84ct Tourmaline believed to be from Afghanistan and faceted in the U.S. by one of our cutters.
A nice green blue or blue green depending on lights and large carat weight. (jeg-17-01) $1,344
2.72ct Neony Green Square Radiant U.S. Cut Tourmaline. Origin is Morogoro, Tanzania. Some inclusions as it expected in this color,
but brilliance tends to hide them. $1,768 (ctmc-17b-02)
A gorgeous glowing green concave cut 4.99ct pear shaped Chrome Tourmaline. Large for Chrome Tourmaline
and a great shape for a ring, pendant and more. The first photo was taken using a light ring
which provides consistent illumination and the second photo is just under office fluorescent lights. The
saturated color of the second photo is more of what the eye sees, being a rich what we would call, chrome green.
True Chrome Tourmaline is not that common and larger gemstones in this size are even less common. Based on what
we've seen as well as our cutter as far as wholesale pricing of Chrome Tourmalines of this size and smaller, we would expect
the price for this size in a retail store to be about $1,500ct - and for a unique gemstone which is concave cut and by an
AGTA Cutting Competition multi-award winner, this price would be low and would be expected to be actually much
higher. The rough for this piece was very similar to rough we gave to Dalan Hargrave, with which he created a 5.05ct finished finished
gemstone in his Starlight Cut. The pear shape pictured here is approximately 13.17x10.15ex6.33mm. (then-16-02b) $4,491
(Both of these recently faceted Chrome Tourmalines are a good value due to size, color, clarity and those credited for their
expert cutting skills/talent.)
2.65ct Green Blue Tourmaline, concave faceted. You can see the dichroic property of Tourmaline, showing a nice light blue
and a deep green on the different axes. This was shot with a fluorescent ring light and though there is sparkle/brilliance when
this gemstone is viewed, the color saturation is deeper/darker than the photo. Should this gemstone not be what the new owner was
expecting or likes, we have our unique 10 Day Return Policy (for any reason) as well as our Life Time Guarantee.
Unique Blue and Pink Bicolor Tourmaline (weighing 93pts) that is also a Cat's Eye - very nice colors as well as a very sharp
eye! Colors are not accurate in the photo - expect to see a nice blue and light/medium pink transparent gem in person. (neg-16-01)
SOLD! We posted this photo in a group on Facebook and it received many comments; many of these comments
are from those in the gemstone trade. Had we listed the price or had a link to our website, this would have sold....
"nice; Very nice!!; Unique!; This is amazing!; wow.; Oh wow!; Unbelievable!; It's beautiful and hard to believe that it came from the ground.;
I'd keep this one. Another like it would likely never been found again.; Wow, very pretty.; Wow lovely piece.;
Absolutely stunning! Very Rare too!; Love!!!; wow!; I'll take two. Awesome!!!"
This material occasionally is seen in the market - in this case, it is pink tourmaline (Burmese) which
gives the appearance of an eye. (mnrk-16-05) $275
Blue Tourmaline with some green highlights, emerald shape weighing 3.44cts from Nuristan, hand carved
by our cutter. (nrstngm-97a-3) $3,096
A 2.39ct trilliant blue-green/green-blue Tourmaline from Namibia. Trilliants, when properly faceted,
provide a bigger bang for the buck as they say, as the surface area and size of the gemstone look far larger
than the actual carat weight. This color is a blue-green, with more hints of blue depending on the lights
as we believe the side axis is more blue. It certainly is brilliant, clean and just a beautiful gem.
We did look at perhaps 10,000 or more gemstones during our recent trip abroad, and this is the only Tourmaline that was
purchased. We purchased approximately 1% of all the gemstones that were viewed during our 30 day trip - this is one of those
we deemed to have the characterstics of gemstones that we seek for inventory. (kjcl-15a-13) $1,912
More Gems from the
Vault 30+ years old!Priced to Move at mid-1980s Pricing...
Parcel of Bicolor Brasilian Tourmaline, 9 pieces weighing 8.92cts
Two Trilliant Tourmalines of a deep pink, reddish color, weighing a
total of 1.06cts. Decades old and originated in Brasil during one of our
A Brasilian Bicolor Tourmaline (3.05cts), with a greenish color in the
upper left hand corner as well as on the right hand side. As expected, this
has inclusions as most do in this color and timeframe. Decades old and
originated in Brasil during one of our initial trips. $300
A nice Golden Yellow Color of Tourmaline, weighing 1.93cts faceted by
our cutters. The photo doesn't capture the true color. We have seen similar
material in Tucson selling for very high numbers, with some calling it
Canary Tourmaline. Under magnification, you can see a veil; in one corner a
rainbow interference pattern can be seen when the light is just right.
Offered at a great price - $ 579; (unk-13-01)
1.58ct Namibian Blue Tourmaline, well cut, clean. Color is a wonderful blue color and will be brighter under some lights. (jdbkk-12-01) Only
Matched Pair of Nuristani Tourmalines faceted by our cutters from rough
that is about 15 years old. Small inclusions but not really visible with
the unaided eye. Typical of this material. Tourmaline or gemstones from this
area is and has been in short supply. This material was brought down from
the high elevations via mountain men using pack mules decades ago. This is
a good matched pair of Tourmaline for earrings or similar use. The main
body color is a blue, and the ends show green - pretty typical for this
color, this locality and for Tourmaline in general due to the dichroic
property of this gemstone. The right hand gem of the right hand photo shows
more blue because of the angle, as compared to its match on the left.
Again, this is a good match, and one will see blue and green depending on
the viewing angle as well as when the gems move. Total carat weight for the
pair is 4.47cts. (norgem-98b-1b) Initial Public Offering Price of $2,458
for the pair
Pink Tourmaline from the Stewart Lithia Mine,
We were lucky enough to find some rough Tourmaline from this famous
mine. People we were visiting had bought some large parcels of this
material that was unearthed decades ago by a miner who in now in his
90s. (We later learned that the miner was the well known and respected
Ed Swoboa!) We have never had a California Tourmaline in inventory
before, but know how collectible and sought after it can be, and the
high prices we have seen it sell for, even with lots of inclusions!
Buying it from the current source was too tempting as this material
hadn't seen the light of day for maybe 50 years, so we had to choose
two of the nicest pieces and facet them for our customers!
Left hand rough above
produced the emerald cut below
Right hand rough above
produced the oval cut below
A - 5.05ct Bright Deep Pink U.S. Faceted Tourmaline from
the Famous Stewart Lithia Mine in California. Unlike many pieces seen from
this locality, the color is really deep and it doesn't have as many
inclusions and it is US Cutting! With 2x glasses, the inclusions seen in the closeup photography
in the above photo, is not apparent. This is also a case where inclusions can help identify natural
origin as well as perhaps the location in the future. $2,778 (ovml-12-04a)
B - Another Faceted Tourmaline from the Famous Stewart
Lithia Mine. It is a pale pink and also facetd here in the U.S. It does
have inclusions as one can see, but it is priced at a very affordable price
per carat considering the size, cutting, locality, etc. $482 for this large
4.82ct Stewart Tourmaline. Note the color is better than that shown in the
photos - has the look of Pink Ice or a nice light pink Sapphire that we
sold to a dealer a few years ago. (ovml-12-04b)
Here is a nice 4.88ct Orangy Round Tourmaline from a fairly new find in
Africa, recently faceted by one of our U.S. Cutters. It does have
inclusions, but due to the faceting, the brilliance of this gem tends to
dazzle the eye and hide the issues. (You can see one of the inclusions at 1
o'clock. If one sees this as a detraction, this is a great area to place a
prong and the inclusion will disappear!) Again, with the All That Glitters
Satisfaction Guarantee, if you do not like it for any reason, it can be
returned within 10 Days! (We have seen colors that were not as pure as this
from dealers in Africa and the wholesale price was hundreds per carat -
making this another bargain for its size, color, cutting, shape and
price....) (pgit-12-01) $1,464
A Blue-Green Bicolor Tourmaline! Intially, ones impression
will be a green or blue color, but when one looks closer, it becomes
obvious it is very much a bicolor! This unique piece weighs 2.28ct and has
a pleasing elongated cushion shape. (ed-89-04) $1,254
2.94ct Round U.S.
faceted Nigerian Tourmaline of a Fuchsia color. Approx 8.8x6.9mm
A 56.35ct Tourmaline Slice of Clear, Various Greens and Black -
mercedes symbol internally? Possible, this came from the country known for
this - Madagascar. Another very unique natural gemstone! You can see some
stress lines in areas where there is a color change which is typical in
Tourmaline Slices (this includes Watermelon Slices and Bicolors). It has
not been repaired and should be fine unless dropped on a hard surface - but
that is true of even diamonds! Approximately 29.93x29.29x5.37mm
Incredible Blue Tourmaline from Brasil - This is what INDICOLITE should look like!
2.89ct Oval Blue Tourmaline Oval (vstgm-10-03a) $3,468
Color is reminiscent of our Super Blue Zircon!
The color is incredible!
(A similarly colored matched pair was sold
to a dealer in Slovakia for a special project!)
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 or microscope - not your unaided eye.
Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be
Not responsible for mismatches of prices, photos, stocknumbers, etc.
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"The Robin's Egg blue tourmaline is gorgeous - the photo didn't do it justice! Thanks."
CW - Livermore, CA
"I wanted to let you know I've had an opportunity to spend some time with the gems out in the morning sun and wow beautiful! The smaller one displays such a gorgeous teal green and also the larger but with a yellow hue through the gem also. I spend a little time of an evening sitting quietly by myself and am very interested in crystal energies they were what drew me initially to cut gems. I have been sitting with my gems since I received them and absolutely love the energy of them I find i don't want to put them down when I'm ready to go to bed. So thank you for making this material available at such a great price it's greatly appreciated :) "