- 2.54ct green cabochon Tourmaline
- Measures 9.76 x 7.98 x 4.23mm
- Purchased from Omary in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
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.
Gems from the heart
Moyo means 'heart' in Kiswahili. When you purchase a Moyo gem, you’re helping women artisanal gem miners (and their male allies!) in Tanzania and Kenya. We work to empower miners to work safely, mine better, improve financial security, and create stable, equitable markets for fair trade. A Moyo gem gives back a higher percentage of the sale than an ANZA gem, and this amount is re-invested into the Moyo Gems program to help run market days and support local community needs.