Description: A ravishing 2.96ct Oval Cut Rubellite Tourmaline. Its Orange/Red Color is reminiscent of a Ripe Persimmon.
9.7 x 7.9 x 4.9 mm
Rubellite Tourmalines are a beautiful variety of the tourmaline gemstone. "Its vivid color changes from a deep purplish pink to purplish-red, and it is well-known for maintaining its color under different lighting. Not every pink or red tourmaline deserves to be called Rubellite, only the most saturated and vivid colors are given this name" (ajsgems.com).
The color of a tourmaline can be caused by many varying factors. Some of which include elements and radiation exposure.
Tourmalines are pyroelectric gemstones. This means that "Tourmaline becomes electrically charged when heated. Also when squeezed: it's piezoelectric too" (gia.edu/tourmaline).