Sunday, January 4, 2009
Hot Pink Tourmaline Ring
Tourmaline is the official USA gemstone, and one of my favorite family of gemstones. It is almost always natural in color, with no enhancements. It comes in a whole range of colors, including this lovely Hot Pink color. It has a hardness of 7-71/2 on the Moh's hardness scale. It is known to have inclusions, and is often accepted in the trade, especially in the more rare varieties. This ring is a size 6 1/2, sterling silver featuring a 3mm round Hot Pink Tourmaline gemstone, flanked on either side by two 3mm round White Topaz gemstones. Each stone weighs approximately 10 points, giving it an approximate carat weight of 1/3 of a carat, or 30 points. This would make a lovely wedding band. It sits low, and will not catch if you work in a very active profession. I have two of them, and they would make great ring guards as well. If you are interested you can purchase through my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16276222 for 29.99 for one ring. Or you can buy through this blog, and get free S/H to USA customers only. Any questions, please feel free to ask me.