How much is indicolite worth?

Chrome tourmalines, rubellites and fine indicolites and bi-colors may sell for as much as $1000/ct. or more. Other varieties are available for prices between $50–750/ct., depending on the richness of the color.

Where does indicolite tourmaline come from?

Indicolite tourmaline is occasionally found wherever there are major tourmaline deposits. The main sources are Brazil, Nigeria, Afghanistan, the USA (California and Maine), Mozambique, Namibia and Madagascar.

Does tourmaline have any value?

These multicolor stones are popular with collectors and high quality specimens sell for prices in the range of $300 to $600 per carat. Other colors of tourmaline tend to be less expensive, but any fine material with vivid color can be quite valuable, especially in larger sizes.

What is the color of indicolite?

Indicolites can range from light to dark saturated blue. Although color grading is a judgment call, I think many tourmalines sold as blue are misrepresented. In my opinion, an indicolite can be any shade or color as long as blue predominates.

What is the price of black tourmaline?

Black Tourmaline price per carat usually ranges between Rs 150 per carat ($3 approx.) to Rs 400 per carat ($6.

Is green tourmaline expensive?

Green tourmaline is most expensive when it has some blue in it or appears more like emerald as in the Chrome Tourmaline.

Is tourmaline a precious stone?

The value of Tourmaline has a very large range. The more common forms can be fairly inexpensive, but the rarer and more exotic colors can command very high prices. The most expensive and valuable form of Tourmaline is the rare neon-blue form known by the trade name Paraiba Tourmaline.

Which tourmaline color is best?

Bright, pure tones of red, blue and green are generally the most valued, but the electric vivid green to blue shades of copper-bearing tourmaline are so exceptional that they are in a class by themselves.

Is tourmaline a good investment?

Is Tourmaline a good investment stone? Tourmaline has great beauty and is in high demand so if you can buy high quality at a good price it has potential as an investment. Look for new discoveries that for a short period are often seen at lower prices due to large supply.

Why is tourmaline so expensive?

The more saturated the color intensity the finer the Tourmaline. Hence, when judging a Tourmaline for color quality – the more intense/vivid the color saturation, the more valuable the stone.

Is blue tourmaline expensive?

Small tourmalines (under 5 carats) are fairly easy to obtain at modest cost. Only when you get into large sizes or extremely rare or fine colors do prices go over a few hundred dollars per carat. Most colors are fairly common, but pure blue, red, orange, yellow, and purple stones are rare.

Can tourmaline be blue?

Blue Tourmaline evokes the tranquility of deep blue water and gliding well beneath its surface. It is also known as Indicolite, a variation of the original Indigolite, and refers to its deep blue color. Rarer than other Tourmalines, it forms in shades of light to dark blue, some with a tint of turquoise.

How much does an indicolite tourmaline cost in India?

Generally, Indicolite price per carat in India ranges between ₹ 1,500 per carat ($25 approx.) to ₹ 10,000 per carat ($150 approx.) depending on the quality and size. Buyer Beware: Gemstone Weights in India are often expressed in Ratti (e.g. –Blue Tourmaline or Indicolite price per ratti).

How much does a blue tourmaline gemstone cost?

This fine color natural blue tourmaline gemstone was mined in Brazil. Our special offer price for this natural dark blue tourmaline gemstone is $495./carat = $762.30 This unique gemstone of natural indicolite tourmaline has beautiful dark blue natural color – it is unheated and untreated.

How much does a carat of paraiba tourmaline cost?

The most expensive variety of Tourmaline – the beautiful, rare Paraiba Tourmaline can fetch $10,000 per carat and upwards depending on size and color saturation whilst smaller yellows may only command $50 per carat. The spectrum of prices is as wide as the color range in this amazing gem type.

How many carats are in a Tourmaline crystal?

Tourmaline crystals are often cracked and flawed, especially in the Red, Pink and Bi-colors. Clean stones of 10 Carats or more in these colors command a premium price. The Green and Blue colors are generally very clean.