This is a gorgeous round tourmaline that weighs 1.46 carats and has a magnificent slightly greenish-Blue hue. It is from Nigeria and is guaranteed to be natural with only heat as the treatment. This stone's color has not been altered with chemicals, and it has not been fissure-filled. The dimensions are 6.95mm in diameter and 4.57mm deep.
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Tourmaline is one of the most sought-after gemstones in the collectible and jewelry markets. It is extremely popular in both Japan and China. Probably the main reasons it is so popular is that it is beautiful, durable, and comes in a very wide range of colors. It is also very beautiful with only heat-treatment and does not require dyes or diffusion typically, but it should be noted that some unscrupulous dealers will attempt to sell their diffused or dyed stones as "untreated" or only heat.
This gemstone is "SI" clarity which means "slightly included". The inclusions do not interfere with the durability of the stone, and are quite small. The inclusions are one way to determine that this is a natural gemstone.
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