Tourmaline is a member of the boron silicate mineral family comprising aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. Tourmaline Gemstones come in various color varieties including pink, red, blue, green, yellow, black, purple-pink, orange, and brown.
Tourmaline stone price varies depending on the color shade as each color variety of Tourmaline holds a different price. The Gray and Black Tourmaline price per carat range from 500 INR ($6.91) to 550 INR ($7.60), Red Tourmaline from 700 INR ($10) to 10,000 INR ($150) whereas, Purple-Red Tourmaline ranges from 3,000 INR ($41.44) to 10,000 INR ($138.13), Blue Tourmaline price range from 1,500 ($25 approx.) INR to 10,000 INR ($150), Rough Green Tourmaline price per carat goes from 400 INR ($5.53) to 30,000 INR ($414.40), Pink Tourmaline price per carat from 3,000 INR ($41.44) to 40,000 INR ($552.53), Purple-Pink Tourmaline 2,000 INR ($27.63) to 5,000 INR ($69.07), Yellow Tourmaline cost per carat starts from 1,000 INR ($13.81) to 4,000 INR ($55.25), and Orange or Brown Tourmaline color variety ranges from 1,000 INR ($13.81) to 3,000 INR ($41.44).
Tourmaline’s dazzling range of colors makes it one of the most popular gemstones in the jewelry market. The other factors that affect the Tourmaline value and quality are its origin, cut, clarity and carat weight. The following factors are explained below:
Origin: The Brazilian state of Paraiba produces the rarest and most expensive Paraiba Tourmaline variety. The shining blue or green Paraiba Tourmaline is named after the place itself. Brazil, especially the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Bahia, Africa, and Madagascar are the major origins of almost every variety of Tourmalines. The other worldwide active sources of Tourmalines are Afghanistan, Australia, India, Canada, Burma, Elba, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Namibia, USA, and Siberia.
Color: Tourmaline gemstones are made up of tiny crystal particles of minerals such as aluminum silicate, sodium aluminum silicate, and magnesium aluminate. Different combinations of these mineral elements result in different colors. From pink to deep purple, or blue to yellow-green, each color range has its unique tones and shades. Pure and bright tones of red, blue, and green are generally the most valued. Tourmalines hold higher prices than other available gemstones because of their unique feature Pleochroism. Due to this feature Tourmaline gemstones seem to be of a different color when observed from different angles. The Watermelon Tourmaline price per carat that comprises pinkish red with green color will be much higher than the monotonous color shades of Tourmaline.
Clarity: Tourmalines grow in mineral-enriched hot liquid and sometimes this mineral-enriched liquid is trapped inside a gemstone forming an inclusion. These inclusions are nothing but gas and liquid particles stuck between a stone at the time of formation. These inclusions run parallelly through a stone and it may or may not be visible to the naked eye. The stronger shades of Tourmaline like red are accepted by buyers even if they have few eye-visible inclusions. Whereas, Tourmalines with clearly visible inclusions interfere with the shine and appearance of the gemstones that decreases their value. Green Tourmalines usually contain the least amount of inclusions and therefore, it is sought-after for its clarity. So basically in the case of Tourmaline, the price will fall drastically as the number of inclusions will increase in the gemstone.
Cut: Faceting is done at proper angles concerning the refractive index and the amount of light that enters the Tourmaline gemstone. Tourmalines are known for their pleochroism effect, thus, professional cutters shape the Tourmaline gemstones with reference to their axis and optical properties to make this effect even more attractive. Customers prefer buying Tourmalines with standard dimensions as it makes them easier to set it in any piece of jewelry. Any inclusions are visible in brighter and lighter shades of Tourmaline, therefore, customers refuse to buy Tourmalines with inclusions. This type of Tourmaline is generally given a Cabochon cut that enhances the color and minimizes the visibility of inclusions.
Carat Weight: Bigger size Tourmalines are more expensive, as the bigger the stone, the higher the price per carat. Tourmaline gemstones with greater size allow the cutter to curate any shape out of the stone. The price per carat for fashioned gems tends to increase as the stone exceeds five carats.
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Tourmaline offers a unique combination of vibrant shades that don’t appear in any other gemstone. When the light bounces off the beautiful hues of a tourmaline gemstone, the result is unforgettable. With all this magic packed inside these beautiful rocks, it’s no wonder they’re among the most coveted gemstones used for jewelry making. At GemPundit, one can find an exclusive range of Tourmaline Rings, Tourmaline Pendants, and Tourmaline Bracelets. Create your style and customize your designs from our Custom Jewelry section. Our team of skilled and professional CAD experts will design your Tourmaline jewelry as per your style and will guide you through each step if you don’t have even the slightest idea about gemstones. The price of Tourmaline jewelry depends on the quality of Tourmaline gemstone, choice of metal used in jewelry, and labor charges.
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