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 Gemstones - Tourmaline (Mozambique)

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Since 1981, we have been bullish on Tourmaline due to the hardness, color range, size, rarity and low price.  Over the past few years, larger and/or finer colors of Tourmaline have started selling for $1000+/ct on both the retail and wholesale markets.  Higher priced material prior to this time frame was Paraiba Tourmaline (1989) and more recently, the deposits of the wonderfully colored Mozambique Tourmaline (2006 +/-) which has essentially disappeared from the market as the mine/locality has not been producing as it once had.  (A small parcel of very fine Mozambique Tourmaline rough was offered to All That Glitters from the mine owner in 2013 at a value of $1,100,000.)

Read an excerpt from a recent article (December 2013) on Fine Quality Tourmaline, specifically Mozambique Tourmaline at the bottom of the page:  Jump to the article at the Bottom

This relatively new find in Mozambique is taking the trade and public by storm.  The colors are bright and some have never been seen before.  Some of the material contains copper and is therefore, Cuprian Tourmaline.  Many feel that it can therefore be called Paraiba-Like.  <  Paraiba Nomenclature  >

Because this material can be very unique in color and may consist of very fine examples of color in Tourmaline, we have utilized the trade reference book called The Guide in helping to price some of this material.  We have marked the prices closed to the wholesale prices for the colors and sizes noted in The Guide.  Some do not fall into the categories due to incredible colors and are therefore, exclusive.  As one well-known appraiser (with a GIA Graduate Gemologist Degree also) in Massachusetts said specifically about some of the gems below -  this material is so unique that one can ask whatever one wants and they would not be out of line.  We only hope that in the future, when this material has sold out, we can find similar material.  In over 30 years in the business and comments from others in the trade, finding  fine gems of the same color, at the same price, etc. might be impossible.  Gemstone finds/discoveries come and go - one such famous story is the original Paraiba material. (Note - The Guide literally has a category called "Paraiba-Like Tourmaline".  There are two sub-categories under this Cuprian Elbaite Tourmaline heading - Nigerian Cuprian Tourmaline and Mozambique Cuprian Tourmaline.  Both have the following text associated with the entry - "May also be referred to as 'Paraiba', 'Paraiba-like' by some members of the trade."

Also note, that like Paraiba, Rubellite and Pink Tourmaline, the material can have inclusions and some can be heavily included.  We have chosen some very fine gems and if there are inclusions, they do not detract from the beauty of the particular gemstone.  (Some inclusions may be a benefit,  as some inclusions may only be found in gemstones from a particular area and this may help to positively identify the gemstones origin in the future if desired.)

Unlike most Red (Rubellite) and Pink Tourmaline, this material does not brown out under incandescent lights.  With few exceptions, these intense pinks, magentas, purples and  reds will be the same color under sunlight, fluorescent or incandescent lights.  This characteric of these gemstones makes them even more highly prized.

NOTE - This find of Mozambique Tourmaline, especially the fancy colors (neon blues, neon greens,
fuschia, magenta, purples and purple variations), would be classified as a Type III Gemstone by GIA.  This
means that inclusions are usually present, just as in Emerald, Red Beryl, Red Tourmaline, Diaspore, etc.  We
have chosen fine gemstones and most do not have eye visible inclusions, but essentially all have inclusions
when louped.  This is not necessarily a negative, but will help determine that it is natural and in the future, also
possibily determine the country of origin (which can be a major factor in price or to a collector/investor).  We have viewed a $40,000 Mozambique Tourmaline (Feb 2008) and it was eye clean, but when viewed with a 5X loupe, there were inclusions.

Contact us for prices on our Mozambique Tourmaline.  Some dealers on the other coast are
wholesaling similar material at about 5 times our asking price.

Below you will find the Purple Mozambique Tourmalines.  Many Purples of this color that have been tested and that we are aware of, were determined to contain Copper - therefore, they are Cuprian Tourmaline!
If you wish to skip this section and view other Mozambique Colors, many Cuprian, Click on the following link: 
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We are believed to have the Most Purple Tourmalines as well as some of the the Finest Available!

Purple Tourmaline from Mozambique

The gemstones below are Tourmaline from Mozambique and have the much
sought after rare Purple, Purplish Pink, Pinkish Purple, Fuschia and Fuschia Purple
colors as well as variations in between.  This material is quite often heavily included.
We have choosen most pieces to be eye clean or mostly eye clean.  The color is very
desirable and among dealers, we have been discussing the fact that in the future, collectors
and investors will be seeking this color out.  Many of the Mozambique Tourmalines contain Copper. 
We have seen pinks and purples  certed as containing Copper.  One of our associated tested his
Mozambique Tourmaline that were variations in Purple, and all tested as Cuprian (Copper containing) Tourmaline.  Gemstones that look similar in color can test out as Tourmaline, Tourmaline with Copper
as well as Tourmaline with Copper and Manganese.  We feel the color should be the major factor for
determining a purchase versus being based on the presence of one or two elements.  There is no need to pay for something that you can not visually see.

We purchased a few of these extraordinary colored tourmaline and chose the best that was available.  This material, like many of the other fine colors of Mozambique Tourmaline have inclusions, so one must attempt to find those that are mostly clean, but the material really doesn't come entirely clean unless in smaller sizes - when in smaller sizes, the color is not as saturated.  We have not wanted to offer this material for the time being, because a well known company on the West Coast is wholesaling material for FIVE times what we are offering it to the public.  It is unknown where this material is going in price, but those in Thailand have indicated they are going to stop selling their existing inventories because the supply is drying up and prices have been climbling rapidly.

A -  1.53ct Amethyst Purple Mozambique Tourmaline  (pntrd-08b-02) 
B -  2.09ct Purplish Tourmaline from Mozambique, one of our favorite colors.  Rare in this size, color and clarity as it is clean.  This material is typically highly included, with the exception of some of the fine pieces that All That Glitters purchased abroad back in 2006 and 2007.  The material is no longer available.   (kjcl-11-16)   $574   SOLD! 
"I received the purple tourmaline cab today and I love it. "

Again, wonderful Purple Tourmaline!  Of course, until only a few years ago prior to Mozambique Tourmaline Discovery, True Purple Tourmaline was unheard of; therefore, when the world discovered that there was such a color in this gemstone, it was deemed very rare and very collectable.  We are pretty certain that this material will not be found in quantity, making these gemstones worthy to be found in collections and museums.

A -  3.26ct Square Cushion Purple  Tourmaline, Mozambique  (gat-10-01a)
B -  3.90ct Cushion  Purple  Tourmaline, Mozambique (gat-10-01b)

4.52ct Round Purple  Tourmaline, African
Measures approximately 9.0x7.4mm

RARE - Certified Cuprian Amethyst Purple Mozambique Tourmaline
As indicated previously on the All That Glitters Website, this color from Mozambique
(the cases that we are aware of that have been tested)
 has  been found to contain Copper and therefore is Cuprian Tourmaline.

8.91ct Mozambique Purple Tourmaline WITH Copper - CUPRIAN.  RARE Color and this one is CERTED!  (cwgc-10-01)  Like most of our prices, this is price below the wholesale price as defined by the trade handbook  called The Guide.

Mozambique Tourmaline - These Colors Have Been Coming Back Certed as  Cuprian!   Prices Upon Request

2.80ct Pear Shaped Deep Purple Mozambique Tourmaline.  Color in real life is more purple!  (nmdco-09a-02)  

Mozambique Tourmaline - These Colors Have Been Coming Back Certed as  Cuprian!   Prices Upon Request

A -  3.36ct Dusty Pinkish Purple Mozambique Tourmaline   (nmdco-09a-01)
B -  Wonderfully Purple 3.79ct Squarish Cushion Mozambique Tourmaline   (nmdco-09a-03)

Mozambique Tourmaline - These Colors Have Been Coming Back Certed as  Cuprian!   Prices Upon Request

A -  Brilliant, Lively  Pinkish Purple 4.57ct Trilliant Mozambique Tourmaline  (nmdco-09-01)
B -  7.91cts Total Weight:  Rarity of Rarities!  A matched pair of square cushion, Purple Mozambique Tourmalines!  Never thought that we would see something like this, as finding purples is difficult enough.  This is like having the luck to find a matched pair of  Paraiba Tourmalines from the original strike in '89 at the Sao Jose da Batalha Mine!   Note that all the purples that we have seen certs for, have come back positive for Copper, making this type of material Cuprian Tourmaline - for those seeking such gemstones!  (nmdco-09a-05) 

A -  5.80ct Pear Shaped Purple Tourmaline, inclusions as one can see in the photo.  Partial recut by our Master Cutter.   (kaek-06-03)
B -  5.90ct  Oval Purple Tourmaline.  Partial recut by our Master Cutter.  (kaek-07-22)

10.28ct Oval Amethyst Purple Tourmaline faceted by our Master Cutter.  (pntrd-08a-01a)  Though now a well known gemstone due to it's publication, we still currently have it at the wholesale cost of a well known West Coast business. 
Priced back in 2007.  Call or email if you have an interest.  Only one like this! 

11.58ct Cushion Purple Tourmaline faceted by our Master Cutter.  (pntrd-08a-01c)

4.00ct Round Mozambique Tourmaline, Royal Purple.  This color is rare as well as the shape.  Have not seen ANY rounds of size in this gemstone.  Also, this was faceted by our Master Facetor who recently won an award in the ATGA Cutting Competition.  (kaek-06-02) 
Preliminary tests using a spectrometer do indeed show this to be Cuprian Tourmaline. 
Measures approximately 10.4x6.6mm 
Photos do not do this gemstone justice - color is richer in person!

A -  2.32ct Oval Mozambique Deep Purple Tourmaline (gat-08-01)
B -  2.42ct Oval Mozambique Purple Tourmaline  (gat-08-02)

Deep Amethyst Colored 8.44ct Pear Shaped Mozambique Tourmaline  (pntrd-08a-01b)

A -  9.03ct Mozambique Purple Tourmaline   (kaek-07-02)
B -  3.36 Pear Shaped Deep Amethyst Purple  Mozambique Tourmaline  (limgem-08-03)

Here is another incredible and special gemstone, hailing from the small, now famous strike of uniquely colored Tourmaline from Mozambique! 

This beauty is a color shifter also, making it even more rare!  Under office fluorescent  lights or daylight, the color is a purplish pink or a pinkish purple  (as seen here).  No question that it contains purple though!  Under incandescent lights, there is no pink - only purple,; very amehyst like... (In the past, some genstones would pick up more puprle under fluorescent lights, such as Paudarco Amethyst.  The fact that we see more purple under incandescent vs. fluorescent lights, makes this particular gemstone a curiousity.) 

Until recently with this discovery, true purple tourmaline was just not seen. 

The dimensions of ths gemstone are approximately  13.1X8.0X6.4mm and is an elongated cushion weighing 4.73cts.  It is quite large for this material and is mostly clean.  (One problem that one encounters with this purple color is that it tends to be very included.  Since we have purchased our material in person, we have attempted to purchase only the finest, best color, eye clean material possible.  We attempt not to  recut these gems  due to the high value in the gemstones themselves.  We cannot afford to loose much weight  and try our best to find those gemstones which are mostly eye clean, have good  color and decent cutting.) 


A  -   10.32ct Roundish Pinkish Purple  Mozambique Tourmaline  (yahya-06a-04b )  
B -  12.06ct Tanzanite Colored Oval Mozambique Tourmaline, has the look of a color change sapphire - sort of blue but also purple depending on lights  (yahya-06a-04a)    

Mozambique Purplish Pink Tourmaline, 0.63ct, Oval (gembkk-06-01)  $189 

A -  Mozambique Tourmaline,  0.79ct Oval, purplish pink  (dazgem-06-01b)  $237
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 1.62ct Oval, lavender (kaek-06-01)  $486

Mozambique Tourmaline, 2.74ct total weight, 2 pieces,  purple  (kaek-06-32)  $300/ct

Mozambique Tourmaline (All variations of greens, blues, reds, pinks, magentas, fuschia and colors in between)
Many of the Mozambique Tourmaline contains Copper and can be called Cuprian Tourmaline, similar
to Paraiba Tourmaline in composition.

We missed displaying these gems in the past, so here are their photos and info!

A -  4.11ct  Bright Medium Pink Pear Shape.  Could also describe this as a neony bubble gum pink!
Ideal for a pendant!  (kaek-06-38) 
B -  A magenta or purplish color with red highlights under incandescent lights.  The color is hard to describe as well as capture in a photo.  It is a very fine color for Tourmaline though and weighs in at 6.01cts!  (kaek-06-43)  

13.15ct Pear Shaped Magenta Mozambique Tourmaline  (pntrd-08b-01)

12.92ct Incredible Large Rubellite (Red) with Magenta highlights - Mozambique Tourmaline  (fgh-08-01)

A -  4.18ct Pear Shaped Reddish Purple Mozambique Tourmaline  (gat-08-03)
B -  3.75ct  Pinkish Purple Pear, Mozambique Tourmaline refaceted by our Master Cutter!  (gat-08-04)

6.65ct Mozambique Tourmaline in a Fan shape with a glowing Pinkish Purple color  (limgem-08-05)

15.70ct Pear Shaped Fuschia-Purple Mozambique Tourmaline  (limgem-08-01)

5.77ct Mozambique Fuschia Pink Tourmaline  (kaek-07-14) 

8.37ct Mozambique Fuschia Tourmaline 

A -  3.59ct Oval Pinkish Mozambique Tourmaline  (gemvil-08-01) 
B -  10.94ct Mozambique Purplish Pink Tourmaline  (kaek-07-08) 

A -  12.32ct  Bright Dusty Rose Mozambique Tourmaline  (kaek-07-13) 
B -  17.25ct Purplish Pink  Mozambique Tourmaline  refaceted by our Master Cutter!  (kaek-07-10)

7.71ct Trilliant  Pinkish Purple Mozambique Tourmaline  (chapr-07-02) 

9.60ct Green Mozambique Tourmaline.   This was recut by our Master Cutter to create a better looking gemstone.   Some inclusions but again, it looks good to the ey and  this is typical of the Mozambique material.  (kaek-06-23) 

6.47ct Cuprian Mozambique Tourmaline
13.77x9.61x7.17mm Oval Bright Pink Mozambique Tourmaline weighing a whopping 6.47cts and containing Copper.  Therefore, this is a Curpian Tourmaline similar to Paraiba and other bright neony Tourmalines from other localities.   A number of smaller inclusions exist, but does not affect  the brilliance or overall look of this gemstone.  This is also to be expected of pink and red Tourmaline, not to mention Paraiba and the bright colors coming from Mozambique!  Note that this color is a bright pink with maybe a hint of purple, and it does not brown out under incandescent light.  For the most part, the color is consistent under a number of different light sources.   (fgj-07-01) 

1.21ct Bright Deep  Forest Green Mozambique Tourmaline - Here is a chance to have a fine tourmaline from the famous Mozambique strike at a low price!  Slightly darker than above depending on lights as we used a light ring to photograph this as we do with most of our gemstones.  Approx 7mmx4.4mm(deep)  (gemd-07-01)  $363

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 1.44ct Oval, bright  glowing green (We believe that this will test out as Cuprian Tourmaline and will most likely cert it in the future)  (kaek-06-25) 
Price is based on being certed as Cuprian/Paraiba-like Tourmaline.
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 1.81ct Oval, neony blue green (kaek-06-40) 
(We believe that this will test out as Cuprian Tourmaline and will most likely cert it in the future)  Price is based on being certed as Cuprian/Paraiba-like Tourmaline.

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 2.72ct Oval,  neon green (yahya-06b-07)  
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 9.84ct Oval, very bright green with blue (kaek-06-24) 

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 3.00ct Pear, magenta pink; approx 10.4x8.7x6.0mm   (kaek-06-49)  
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 3.11ct Pear,  deep pastel neon green  (kaek-06-12)  

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 3.64ct Oval, bright aquamarine blue  (yahya-06a-18)
(We believe that this will test out as Cuprian Tourmaline) 
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 3.65ct Oval,  bright deep green (kaek-06-47)

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 3.89ct Pear,  magenta pink; approx 11.8x9.8x5.9mm    (kaek-06-51) 
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 4.07ct Oval, bright pink  (gemgal-06-01) 

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 4.18ct Oval,  neon pink  (kaek-06-30)  
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 4.39ct Oval, bright lively neony green  (kaek-06-41) 

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 4.52ct Oval,  rubellite (reminiscent of fine Ouro Fino Rubellite)  (kaek-06-36) 
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 4.57ct Pear,  bright pastel green  (kaek-06-42)  

A - Mozambique Tourmaline,  5.72ct Oval,  bright deep pastel pink  (kaek-06-31)
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 6.32ct Oval,  unique green  (yahya-06b-08) 

Mozambique Tourmaline, 7.36ct Marquis, pinkish purple  (kaek-06-04)

Mozambique Tourmaline, 8.53ct Oval,  lively green with hints of pastel blue  (kaek-06-44)

A - Mozambique Tourmaline, 10.53ct Oval, magenta rubellite  (kaek-06-48) 
B - Mozambique Tourmaline, 11.44ct Oval, rhodolite-lik rubellite  (kaek-06-46)

Mozambique Tourmaline  11.96ct Oval
Deep Magenta Rubellite (kaek-06-37) 

Don't mind my Dust!....  Hard to get photos that don't show the dust - that is how magnified these photos are...

4.46ct Mozambique Tourmaline, Oval, bright neon green depending on the lights  (yahya-06a-02)
This is similar in color to the trilliant you see below.  Three similar gemstones were purchased at the same time.  The color was very bright and said "Buy Me" , so we had to purchase all three.  They consisted of a trilliant and two ovals.  The other oval is also pictured below and was recut by our Award Winning Master Cutter.  It too is certed, but the cert no longer shows the current carat weight after recutting.  (The cert will accompany the recut gemstone and is similar to the certs you see for the oval above and the trilliant below - Natural Tourmaline)

5.05ct Mozambique Tourmaline, Triangle, bright neon green depending on the lights  (yahya-06a-03)

5.09ct Neon Green Mozambique Tourmaline.  This was recut by our Master Cutter to create a better looking gemstone.  There is a certificate with this gemstone that indicates it is a natural Tourmaline.  The cert is now outdated because the dimensions and the weight  has changed.  Some inclusions as can be expected in this color as well as the origin of this gemstone.  Eye visible, but really doesn't affect the sparkle of the gemstone.  This photo doesn't do this gem justice.  (yahya-06A-01) 

3.36ct Triangular Tourmaline of a VERY unique color.  We are not even sure how to describe the color.  It is a very pale color with maybe a hint of a color like vaseline, but also has other hues depending on the light.  With a dichroscope, one sees clear and a hint of what looks to be a light yellow or green, but face up, it depends on the lights that are available. 
This is one of those unique gemstones coming from Mozambique.  (tgc-06-01)  $672

Mozambique Tourmaline

Light Yellow Green - 2.12cts  (Most likely contains Copper - Cuprian)  (tgs-08-01)  $250

Deep Brown - 3.04cts  (tksgm-08-01)  (Dichroic colors are orange and yellow green, which combine to create this brown color.  If looking from the side, you can see the yellow green color very clearly!)   $243

A -  4.10ct Cuprian Tourmaline of a yellowish green.  Has a number of inclusions as to be expected. For those that like inclusions, this gem has a few things to offer.  One can find a few  tubes stained with possibly iron, which is very much a characteristic of Mozambique Tourmaline.    (cgs-08-01)   $615
B -  5.02ct Oval of a pale pink, reminiscent of Pink Ice.  This tourmaline is said to have come from Mozambique.  The color range from this country is huge and one never knows what to expect.  We liked it because it is a color that we haven't really seen before.  It is not clear but has some color.  A sparkly nice looking gemstone and would be great in a piece of jewelry or for someone who is a collector of unusual colors in gemstones.  (limgem-08-04)   $599

Excerpt from ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal, Dec 2013, Volume 83, Number 4, page 68
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"I have never seen such a selection as yours... the tourmaline you have is amazing. If I was rich I would buy it all! you ever come to Texas?"
  SH - Email (TX)

"Thanks again for showing them to me and for offering them at a good price.  I would not blame you, if you decide not to sell them, since the supply
does seem to have dwindled."
(Purple Tourmaline)

  "Wow, Now thats some cuttin'!~   Thanks..."
TL - San Diego, CA

 "I got the stone.... Its very beautiful - a keeper. Thank you!"
JF - New York, NY

  "The purple tourmalines are indeed beautiful, and an interesting story to those in the know.  The fact that treatment to change colors to a parariba tourmaline to increase value still tilts me the wrong way, especially when that “fear” is enough to raise the price of the untreated gems as well.   They are indeed beautiful, rare and with time may not need parariba look alike via heating to raise the vaue of the beautiful purple that is naturall.."
    -  A collector  who has been keeping abreast of the latest news on Mozambique Tourmaline and especially the Purples!
(RB - Carlsbad, CA)