These Quality Tourmaline Beads are:
Quantity: About 40 briolettes (one 10″ strand)
Shape: Faceted Pear Vertical Briolette Drop
Size: 5-7mm long & 3-4mm wide
Quality: Holy Mackerel! These are awesome Quality Tourmaline Beads! I’m going to call them AA (because they would be perfectly clear if they were AAA) although the color truly warrants higher. They are generally clean (but not perfectly) with a great color variation! I must admit nonetheless – these aren’t perfect. I noticed that some of them have a ding on the tip – how such a perfect stone could do this to me is unthinkable. But other than the few micro issues, these are truly gem quality tourmaline. Naturally.
Like it or not, when you tell people it’s genuine Tourmaline (just like with aquamarine), their eyebrows will go up & they will have another look – they can’t help it.
It’s another one of my hoards. I don’t know why I love Tourmaline so much, I really do – dravite, watermelon, pink, blue, yellow, black, and green. I guess I’ve just found the reason why – it’s the amazing variation of the stone. Incredible.