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Untreated Mozambique Tourmaline 5.56 (EPT556)

pink tourmaline with color change
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5.56 Carat
Multicolor Pink
Light Medium 40-50
Lightly Included



- Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Tourmaline
- Carat: 5.56
- Shape: Emerald Octagon 
- Measures: 12.00x8.16x6.41 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Good
- Tone: LM40-M50
- Color Zoning: Visible
- Clarity: Lightly Included
- Cutting Grade: Good (see comment)
  > Brilliancy: 75%
  > Depth: 78%
- Origin: Mozambique

Treatment: None

Certificate No: DSEF 080552

Overall Grade: Good

Comment: When you see many shots under 'more images' it means either the color was hard to catch, or it was so beautiful I couldn't stop myself. Here it was a bit of both. This tourmaline was cut in such an unusual angle to the color axis (plural) that even the slightest turn, or change of viewpoint, brings out a different color. DSEF reported 'pink tourmaline' (not rubellite) and in daylight and front eye-view that may be correct, a copper-ish violet pink. Yet, I managed to catch this hue on camera only in the close-ups (see 'more images' and below). Please imagine this hue as the default body color. All other pictures show yellow, green, orange, golden rose pink, and any mixtures thereof. I would not have been surprised to get this tourmaline classified as 'multicolor'. Let's settle on 'multicolor pink'. The gem was hand-cut a long time ago and has suffered some surface damage, not visible to the eye but to the camera and there camouflaging as inclusions. We offer a free re-polish if desired. Five clean carats is a good size in tourmaline these days, and good unheated material cannot be easily passed over. An interesting gem to study the borderlines of multicolor, pleochroism and even color-change (lots of yellow in tungsten light, violet at day). Not a gem screaming for eyeballs but very charming at second sight, rewarding patience with its ever-changing aspects of color and shade. 


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