Pink tourmaline diamond ring
This Pink tourmaline diamond ring is perfect for making a statement. 9ct White gold pale pink tourmaline and diamond ring, with tiny hand-stamped lines around the central stone to create texture. The detailed bezel and diamond ring band make a powerful statement of confidence, yet the delicate palest pink tourmaline gives a dreamy look to a beautifully unique ring. Available in 9ct and 18ct gold.
All of our designs can be adapted to suit your needs and wishes. Please email email@example.com for more information. Handmade and hallmarked in London. This is a bespoke item and made to order in four weeks. There are no refunds or exchanges. Available in 9ct gold and 18ct gold
Pink Tourmaline rings may vary in colour from pale pink to deep red, and in clarity from flawless transparent gems to opaque rough crystals, yet all are devoted to serving the highest aspects of the heart. A primary stone of the Heart Chakra, Pink Tourmaline links to the Crown Chakra infusing love and spirituality.
A long time ago, people discovered tourmaline in the East Indies, but nowadays they mine also from Australia, Africa, Asia, North America, and Europe. At the base, tourmaline is a crystal silicate which comes in many colours. It has a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale which makes it an ideal choice for jewellery. Tourmaline is durable, beautiful, and diverse so what else is there to know about it? Read further to find out how to buy tourmaline jewellery.
Tourmaline jewellery color
Here are the most popular types of tourmaline jewellery according to their colour:
- Green tourmaline jewellery has been popular for some time now. Whether mint green or with a yellow or blue tint, this type of tourmaline offers great clarity. Another great thing about it is that green tourmaline jewellery doesn’t receive any type of treatment. Its colour is 100% natural.
- Chrome-colored tourmaline has a vibrant, deep green colour. This is one of the rarest types of tourmaline so expect it to be more expensive than other varieties. However, even though expensive, chrome-colored tourmaline jewelry doesn’t offer the same clarity as other types. The stone has some inclusions visible to the eye, so it requires expert cutting.
- Blue tourmaline jewellery is stunning and precious. Because it is rarer than other varieties (except chrome-coloured and Paraiba tourmaline), it is also more expensive. However, when buying it you should ask for a certificate. Shady jewelry stand will sometimes try to pass off an irradiated stone as blue tourmaline.
- Paraiba tourmaline is the most coveted one. You have probably heard of it before as it is one of the rarest gemstones in the world. It has a rich blue or neon color and its price per carat can reach up to $8,000.
- Red & pink tourmaline jewellery is very popular at the moment. You can find it in any jewelry shop, and it looks gorgeous set in white gold, platinum, or silver.
- Watermelon tourmaline is a very unusual stone. It features two colors, red and green, separated by a white strip. It looks spectacular and can be turned into amazing jewelry pieces. But you should expect to pay more for it as it is not only rare, but it also requires expert cutting skills.
- Canary tourmaline jewelry is extremely rare and has a beautiful yellow color. You will, probably, find it in small stones, about one or two carats. “Canary tourmaline” stones that are very big may not be real tourmaline.
Usually, tourmaline has good clarity, but some inclusions may appear as the gemstone forms in liquid-rich zones. If you want to buy pink or red tourmaline jewelry, its inclusions will not decrease its value because these varieties are rarely without inclusions. However, if you want to buy other tourmaline colors, you should know that a low clarity automatically means a lower price. Don’t pay too much on tourmaline jewelry with many inclusions.
What is interesting to know about the weight of the tourmaline is that, once you pass 5 carats, the price will go up. Tourmaline gems under 5 carats, except for Paraiba or Chrome-Colored, are, usually, inexpensive. Of course, the final price of the tourmaline jewelry will depend on the metal as well. A silver tourmaline ring will be less expensive than a white gold or platinum one.
Does tourmaline receive treatments?
The answer is yes. Except for green tourmaline, all the other types can receive a treatment. Many tourmaline stones are heat-treated to enhance their color, but this doesn’t affect the gem’s durability. It affects, however, the way you take care of the gem. With treated tourmaline jewelry, you cannot use mechanical cleaning methods like ultrasonics. You can only clean them by hand so it’s important to ask the jewelry whether the stone has been treated or not before you buy it.