This genuine Tourmaline pendant bead is:
Quantity: One pendant bead
Shape: Flat faceted nugget
Quality: I’m going to have to call this Tourmaline pendant bead a B grade. As you might not be able to see in the image, the surface has issues – it’s not perfectly smooth & shiny. In fact, it has general roughness throughout the stone (i.e. some edges, some natural textures on the faces). These surface issues kind of add to the organic appeal of this stone. I took images with the light behind it and without, because you can see both the advantages & disadvantages for this stone. The color is incredible – with the light behind it it’s an amazing piece with great color & translucence. Without the light behind it, you can see that it has a very organic, almost unfinished surface (for a faceted stone that is). I love the long shape and it has a great solid green color. It’s a beautiful olive green in the light, and really quite translucent.
The stone in the image is the stone you will receive.
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.