This Yellow Tourmaline Briolette Beads strand has:
Quantity: 8″ long (about 71+ beads)
Shape: Faceted pear drop briolette
Size: about 4x6mm up to 5x7mm
Quality: I’m going to have to call this Yellow Tourmaline Briolette Beads strand an A grade. Although I have seen plenty of Canary Tourmaline Beads, when I saw these I realized that I very rarely see a whole strand of beautiful, rich, yellow tourmaline, which makes this a rather unique find. Granted, these are not incredibly clear tourmaline stones, they are clear and visibly included (so they aren’t cloudy, but they are webby inside – I think you can tell in the images).
The color yellow is rich & vibrant and because tourmaline has a nice hardness, it’s faceting is crisp and quite flashy. I do expect there to be a few issues with drilling here & there (as I always do with hand-drilled stones), but the cut is still pretty good. I am really pretty pleased with this strand – the color is really something special – golden & warm, it gives a rich glint for the holidays or a ray of sunshine for the warmer months!
The stones in the image are the stones you will receive (one of the strands that is).
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.