How much tourmaline is worth?

How much tourmaline is worth?

Most expensive are the Paraíba tourmalines, which may reach tens of thousands of dollars per carat. Chrome tourmalines, rubellites and fine indicolites and bi-colors may sell for as much as $1000/ct. or more. Other varieties are available for prices between $50–750/ct., depending on the richness of the color.

What is the most valuable Colour tourmaline?

At their best, green tourmalines are transparent, brilliant, and clean, with attractive bluish green hues. Most green tourmalines are strongly pleochroic. Stones that show attractive colors in both directions—such as bright green in one and blue in another—are the most valuable.

Can I sell tourmaline?

The price that tourmaline sells for depends on quality. It can range from a few dollars per carat to thousands. In 2015, a 31.96 cushion cut carat rubellite tourmaline ring was sold for $18,750 at Christie’s. Similarly, in 2011 a pink tourmaline pendant was sold for $13,750 at the same auction house.

How can you tell if tourmaline is real?

For example, a piece of genuine tourmaline may have a pale pink section, a vivid green section, and a lustrous yellow section all in a single neat row. Tourmaline’s many colors remain separated, for the most part, and rarely mingle the way they do in iridescent minerals like ammolite, opal, or pyrite.

How do you identify tourmaline?

If you have a tourmaline crystal, identification should be easy.

  1. Tourmaline has a prismatic crystal habit and often has obvious striations that parallel the long axis of a crystal.
  2. Tourmaline crystals often have triangular or six-sided cross-sections with rounded edges.

How can you tell real tourmaline?

If you are procuring an uncut specimen, you can check its authenticity by scratching it against the glass. If it leaves a scratch on the glass, it is a real Tourmaline. Fakes sold as Tourmaline are typically made of glass or plastic and will not be able to scratch themselves.

Is tourmaline more expensive than emerald?

Emerald is, carat-for-carat, much more expensive than tourmaline when both are of the same grade. And the truth is that lower grade tourmaline is most often sold as specimens to collectors, while even opaque emerald is usually cut to increase its value.

What gemstones will increase in value?

But based on our years in the trade, here is our list of the top 10 investment gems.

  • Ruby.
  • Blue Sapphire.
  • Emerald.
  • Spinel.
  • Tsavorite Garnet.
  • Spessartite Garnet.
  • Alexandrite.
  • Jadeite Jade.

How do you identify a tourmaline stone?

Where is tourmaline most commonly found?

Localities. Gem and specimen tourmaline is mined chiefly in Brazil and many parts of Africa, including Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, and Namibia.