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RUBELLITE TOURMALINE GEMSTONES

Tourmaline is one of the most colorful members of the gemstone family, sometimes with alternating colors in the same gem.  The most common colors are pinks, reds (rubellite) and greens (verdite) however blues (indicolite) and other shades are extremely popular.  Tourmaline is a very good wearing gemstone with a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the mohs scale.  The refractive index is 1.62 to 1.68 and the crystal system is trigonal.  More information on the history and lore of tourmaline is here.The majority of our tourmaline gemstones are mined in Brazil and Africa. Tourmaline crystal slices, rubellite (red), paraiba and watermelon (bi-color) tourmaline have links to their separate pages at the bottom of this page. On this page we will list only the true red "rubellite" variety.

Rubellites are not merely red tourmalines. There is an important criterion for this especially beautiful gemstone, and that is the way its color behaves in daylight and artificial light. Many gemstones change their color depending on the light source. A true rubellite does not. It shines just as intensely in artificial light as it does in daylight. The color of most other pink or red tourmalines, by contrast, displays a more or less clearly visible tinge of brown in artificial light.  

While colored gemstones in good qualities should as a rule be as free of inclusions as possible, they are looked upon with some favor in the case of the rubellite: indeed it is inclusions that render this stone really interesting from the point of view of the connoisseur. Having said that, they should be subtle, and they must not upset the way in which the light passes through this magnificent gemstone, for that could make it look cloudy or opaque. Nevertheless, a rubellite with only a few fine inclusions is of course more valuable than one with inclusions which are clearly visible.   Rubellites are mainly found in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria and  Pakistan. The following Rubellite Gemstones are in stock. Finished tourmaline jewelry can be viewed here.

NOTE: Any gemstone with the suffix "A" following the stock number is a custom cut gem still in the posession of the gem cutter and will require 2-3 days extra time to ship.

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ITEM # SIZE SHAPE COLOR & GRADE WEIGHT PRICE PER CARAT ITEM PRICE
    ROUND        
temporarily out of round rubellite gems
OVAL
37209 rubellite tourmaline 7x5mm Oval Ruby Red AA .78 ct. $60.00 $46.80
37203 rubellite tourmaline 9.05x7.09mm Oval Bright Red AA 1.79 ct $80.00 $143.20
37200 rubellite tourmaline 9.56x7.0mm Oval Bright Red AA 1.97 ct. $75.00 $147.75
37210 rubellite tourmaline 10x8mm Oval Ruby Red AA 2.24 ct. $65.00 $145.60
37036 rubellite tourmaline 14.0x10.0mm Oval Deep Red AA+ 6.04 ct. $100.00 $604.00
37206 rubellite tourmaline 15.0x11.6mm Oval Deep Red A+ 9.32 ct. $75.00 SOLD
37208 rubellite tourmaline 16.2x13.2mm Oval
(checkerboard)
Deep Red A+ 11.52 ct. $60.00 $691.20
37207 rubellite tourmaline 16.5x12.5mm Oval Deep Red AA+ 10.48 ct. $100.00 SOLD
37205 rubellite tourmaline 17.6x12.0mm Oval Deep Red AA+ 10.82 ct. $100.00 SOLD
    EMERALD CUT        
3774A  rubellite tourmaline 8.5x8.5mm Emerald Cut Ruby Red
(Rubellite) AA
2.96 ct $40.00  $118.40
3775A  rubellite tourmaline 10.0x8.5mm Scissors Emerald Cut Ruby Red
(Rubellite) AA+
3.68 ct. $105.00 SOLD
    TRILLION        
37201 rubellite tourmaline 15.9x15.9mm Trillion Bright Red AA+ 13.11 ct. $110.00 $1442.10
37202 rubellite tourmaline 16.5x16.5mm Trillion
(checkerboard)
Deep Red A+ 13.10 ct. $75.00 $982.50
37087 rubellite tourmaline 23x23mm Trillion
(checkerboard)
Deep Red AA 33.52 ct. $75.00 $2514.00
    PEAR        
37204 rubellite tourmaline 9.81x6.18mm Pear Bright Red AA+ 1.70 ct. $120.00 $204.00
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