Gems: Taaffeite - Zircon

6.37 ct. Italian Tourmaline in Aplite

6.37 ct. Italian Tourmaline in Aplite

55.00
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  • Color:  White / Dark Gray-Blue
  • Clarity:  Opaque
  • Origin:  Elba, Italy
  • Cut:  Cushion Cabochon
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  13.9 x 13.5 mm

Certainly no other locale could produce a stone quite like this; nodules of (blue!) Tourmaline in a stone material known as Capo Bianco Aplite.  The deposit of this material is well documented on the Italian island of Elba - namesake for Elbaite of course.  A very unusual material to be worked into a cab - this is niche material and must be hand collected.  Great conversation piece and actually quite aesthetic.

$55 total