Rarevintageantique

13,000 USD

18 Karat Gold Ring Set with a Multicolored Pink and Green Tourmaline

Code

GR.MP

Status

Available

Medium

Gold, Tourmaline

Origin

Afghanistan

Gallery Location

USA

This Gorgeous Precious Gemstone Has Been Mounted in a Modern 18 Karat Gold Ring

Tourmaline’s name comes from the Singhalese word “turmali,” which means “mixed.” Bright rainbow collections of gemstone varieties were called “turmali” parcels. Tourmaline, occurring in more colors and combinations of colors than any other gemstone variety, lives up to its name. There is a tourmaline that looks like almost any other gemstone. Many stones in the Russian Crown jewels from the 17th Century once thought to be rubies are actually tourmalines. Perhaps this is why this gemstone is said to encourage artistic intuition: it has many faces and expresses every mood. Tourmaline is also of interest to scientists because it changes its electrical charge when heated. It becomes a polarized crystalline magnet and can attract light objects. This property was noticed long ago before science could explain it: in the Netherlands, tourmalines were called “aschentrekkers” because they attracted ashes and could be used to clean pipes. Tourmaline occurs in every color of the rainbow and combinations of two or three colors. Bicolor and tricolor tourmalines, with bands of colors, such as this splendid example, are highly prized. This multicolored gemstone combines two of the most popular colors of tourmaline: pink and green. The precious stone has been masterfully cut and mounted, highlighting the diagonal that divides the two hues. The reserved setting itself echoes the shape and depth of the tourmaline. Looking at this sparkling gemstone, the unique qualities and stunning beauty of tourmaline becomes evident.

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At RVA we are committed to building a long-term, rewarding relationship with each and every client. That’s why your purchase is backed by our 125% guarantee

At RVA we are committed to building a long-term, rewarding relationship with each and every client. That’s why your purchase is backed by our 125% guarantee