DescriptionRUBELLITE: RICH RED MATCHED PAIR - 17.26 TCW
Ofiki, Oyo State, Nigeria
Rubellite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colorful family of Tourmalines. Although Tourmalines come in a multitude of colors, only a few can be called Rubellite - from the Latin word "rubellus" or reddish. Rubellite is a rich red color highlighted by tones of shocking pink and violet. And while most gemstones should be as free from inclusions as possible, they are looked upon with some favor in the case of Rubellite; its inclusions render this stone interesting from the point of view of the connoisseur. However, inclusions should also be subtle: such as the needle-type inclusions that are evidenced in this matched pair of very clean gemstones. From the famous Nigerian discovery, this fine pair of Rubellites exhibits a deep intense rich red color and were probably cut from the same crystal. They are both facetted as Portuguese pears and together weigh a total of 17.26 carats. They measure 21.15 x 10.6 mm and 20.24 x 10.55 mm respectively and are in excellent condition.
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