3.81 ct. Natural Rubellite

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Rubellite is the pink to red variety of tourmaline.  Fine quality rubellite can be mistaken for ruby.  As a matter of fact, the Russian Crown Jewel known as "Caesar's Ruby" was later determined to be a red tourmaline (rubellite) pendant, not ruby!  Fun Fact:  Tourmaline is both pyroelectric and piezoelectric, meaning it is a gem that becomes electrically charged when heated or squeezed!

This high quality rubellite is a very attractive red color, resembling fine rubies.  It has been routinely heated to improve its appearance.  It measures 11.00 x 9.10 x 6.05mm and weighs 3.81 carats.

Quantity: 1
Gem Variety: Rubellite
Gem Species: Tourmaline
Nature: Natural
Shape / Cutting Style: Oval Modified Brilliant Cut
Hue: Red
Tone: Medium Dark (GIA 6)
Saturation: Strong (GIA 5)
Symmetry: Very Good
Brilliancy: 80%
Clarity: VVS (GIA Type II)
Treatments: Heating
Measurements: 11.00 x 9.10 x 6.05mm
Carat Weight: 3.81 ct.