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Kimberly Collins Tourmaline Pendant Necklace
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Tourmaline The name “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which mean “stone of mixed colors.” As its name implies, tourmaline stands apart from other gemstones with its broad spectrum of colors in every shade of the rainbow. Tourmaline is not one mineral, but a fairly complex group of minerals with different chemical compositions and physical properties. Certain trace elements produce distinct colors, and many resulting varieties have their own names. Black tourmaline, known as “schorl” is rich in iron, which causes dark shades from deep brown to bluish-black. This variety makes up 95 percent of all tourmaline, though most of it isn’t gemstone-quality. Rubellite or red tourmaline is caused by manganese. However, if the color becomes less vibrant under different light sources, it may be called pink tourmaline. Indicolite or blue tourmaline can appear purplish blue or bluish green, depending on the amount of iron and titanium. Verdelite or green tourmaline can resemble emerald. However, if its color is caused by chrome and vanadium, it’s called a chrome tourmaline. Paraíba tourmaline is a vividly colored purplish or greenish blue variety found in Paraíba, Brazil. It’s the most recently discovered, and because of its desirably intense colors, it’s one of the most valuable. The element copper is responsible for its vivid colors. Tourmaline is desirable because of its sheer range of color options. Combined with a good hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, tourmaline makes very wearable birthstone jewelry.

Product Care

How to Care for Tourmaline •Tourmaline is generally stable to light and isn’t affected by exposure to chemicals, but heat can damage a tourmaline.

•The use of ultrasonic and steam cleaners is not recommended.

•Warm, soapy water is the best method for cleaning tourmaline.

Source:GIA

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•Please allow 1-2 days to process your order and prepare shipment

•We only ship to addresses within the United States. We are unable to process orders shipped to package forwarding services at this time.

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At Skeie's, it's of upmost importance that the jewelry we select is obtained from suppliers who follow conflict-free and socially responsible practices. We believe that the materials used in our jewelry should support and benefit the communities where they originated, while keeping the environmental impact as minimal as possible.

$7,750.00

Kimberly Collins Tourmaline Pendant Necklace

This gorgeous gemstone necklace from Kimberly Collins showcases a 5.34ct pear shaped tourmaline gemstone set in an 18k yellow gold link chain. 18" long.

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  • 18k yellow gold
  • 5.34ct pear shaped tourmaline
  • 18" long

Style# NK-BZL-GT-PS-Y5.34

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Tourmaline The name “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which mean “stone of mixed colors.” As its name implies, tourmaline stands apart from other gemstones with its broad spectrum of colors in every shade of the rainbow. Tourmaline is not one mineral, but a fairly complex group of minerals with different chemical compositions and physical properties. Certain trace elements produce distinct colors, and many resulting varieties have their own names. Black tourmaline, known as “schorl” is rich in iron, which causes dark shades from deep brown to bluish-black. This variety makes up 95 percent of all tourmaline, though most of it isn’t gemstone-quality. Rubellite or red tourmaline is caused by manganese. However, if the color becomes less vibrant under different light sources, it may be called pink tourmaline. Indicolite or blue tourmaline can appear purplish blue or bluish green, depending on the amount of iron and titanium. Verdelite or green tourmaline can resemble emerald. However, if its color is caused by chrome and vanadium, it’s called a chrome tourmaline. Paraíba tourmaline is a vividly colored purplish or greenish blue variety found in Paraíba, Brazil. It’s the most recently discovered, and because of its desirably intense colors, it’s one of the most valuable. The element copper is responsible for its vivid colors. Tourmaline is desirable because of its sheer range of color options. Combined with a good hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, tourmaline makes very wearable birthstone jewelry.

Product Care

How to Care for Tourmaline •Tourmaline is generally stable to light and isn’t affected by exposure to chemicals, but heat can damage a tourmaline.

•The use of ultrasonic and steam cleaners is not recommended.

•Warm, soapy water is the best method for cleaning tourmaline.

Source:GIA

Shipping Info

Shipping Policy •All orders ship Free of charge with UPS or Fedex

•Call us at 541-345-0354 if you require next day shipping (additional fees apply)

•Please allow 1-2 days to process your order and prepare shipment

•We only ship to addresses within the United States. We are unable to process orders shipped to package forwarding services at this time.

Sourcing

At Skeie's, it's of upmost importance that the jewelry we select is obtained from suppliers who follow conflict-free and socially responsible practices. We believe that the materials used in our jewelry should support and benefit the communities where they originated, while keeping the environmental impact as minimal as possible.

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