Orange Tourmaline Education

Orange Tourmaline Education

Orange Tourmaline Education: Basics

Tourmaline is the mineral composed of boron silicate and the color of the Orange Tourmaline is due to the presence of manganese. The semi-precious birthstone of October is naturally found in a wide variety of colors like pink, ash pink, red, yellow, blue, black and violet. Although, first discovered in Brazil in the 1500s, the gemstone was thought to be emerald until clarity was brought by scientists later in 1800s.


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Why We Love Orange Tourmaline


1

Orange Delight

The orange-yellow hue in tourmaline adds to the delight of a jewelry passionate.

2

Rarity

The Orange color of tourmaline is quite rare in nature making the it ever more desirable.

3

Metaphysical Properties

Orange Tourmaline are believed to balance the emotions and help purify the body, mind and soul.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

Orange Tourmaline can range from bright yellow to intense orange saturation. They can be transparent to opaque depending on the saturation.


CLARITY

Clarity

Orange Tourmaline will be valued more for its eye-clean appearance. Any kind of inclusions, whatsoever, will degrade the quality and bring down the cost.


CUT

Cut

The beautiful birthstone of October can be cut into almost all the standard cuts and the skilled cutters can make fancy cuts also possible for them.


CARAT WEIGHT

carat

Carat account for the weight of the gemstone rather than the visible size. The availability of tourmaline make them an easy find in different weights.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Orange Tourmaline formed?
  • In nature, Tourmaline is formed in pegmatites - the voids present deep in ground and are filled with hot liquid rich in all kinds of minerals. 
  • Tourmaline crystals are formed as a result of cooling of the liquid. These pegmatites usually occur in the host rocks such as granite and in some cases can grow in rocks like marble. 
What is difference between lab grown and natural Orange Tourmaline?
  • Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Orange Tourmaline.
  • One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. While synthetic is a replica the lab grown is developed in a controlled lab environment.
  • Generally, lab created gemstones tend to be free from inclusions and blemishes and are found to be inexpensive as compared to natural counterparts.
Where do Orange Tourmaline come from?

Tourmaline is available in plentiful quantity and can be found almost everywhere in the world, however, a few noteworthy producers of tourmaline include Brazil, Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Madagascar, California and many more.

How to take care of Orange Tourmaline Ring?

Orange Tourmaline Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Orange Tourmaline. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Orange Tourmaline certification?

The most common Orange Tourmaline Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes a tourmaline in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does a 1 Carat Orange Tourmaline cost?

The prices of Orange Tourmaline can fall anywhere between $400 to $1000 depending on the grade of the gemstone selected.

 

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