Pink Tourmaline Diamond

Pink Tourmaline Diamond
What is your favorite gemstone that isn’t a diamond, ruby, emerald or sapphire?

Mine is iolite because it’s pleochroic and nobody is ever sure what it is and it seems to “change colors. I also love pink tourmaline.

My favorite is opal b/c it is my birthstone & I love the play of colors. Opal is amorphous in that it doesn’t have crystals but instead has water inside it’s structure. That is what gives it that fiery range of colors.

I love moonstone which is the mineral feldspar that has been cut & polished. Pictured here:

http://www.samsilverhawk.com/silver/moonstone.jpg

Purple, rose & smokey quartz are all the same, SiO2 that comes in different colors. I like them all. By the way, most people don’t know that amethyst is purple quartz!

If you have ever seen rutilated quartz, it is awesome as well. It has the mineral rutile which looks like tiny needles inside the quartz. It makes for some interesting jewelry. See for yourself:

http://www.gemjewel.com/images/learn/quartz_rutilated.gif

Pink Tourmaline Diamond
Pink Tourmaline Diamond
Pink Tourmaline Diamond

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