- 3.53ct golden square cut Tourmaline
- Measures 9.31 x 9.23 x 6.66mm
- Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
- Cut by Peter Torraca in New York
When you shop with ANZA Gems, you're making a difference and giving back to East African mining communities. ANZA supports artisans at every level, beginning with purchasing directly in-country in Tanzania and Kenya, then using US and Kenyan artisanal cutters–a number of them women–to facet the gems into one-of-a by-kind creations. At least 10% of your purchase will directly benefit education, vocational training, community development and other initiatives supporting miners where they need it most through the nonprofit Gem Legacy.
Tourmalines have one of the widest color ranges of any gem and are also known for containing two or more juicy colors in one stone. Its name comes from the Sinhalese word “toramalli” meaning “mixed gems.” Tourmaline rough is often long and skinny, so it lends itself well to being faceted in elongated shapes like rectangles.
Tourmaline is a birthstone for the month of October.