Pink tourmaline had a way with impressing a Chinese Empress
From show-stopping reds and vivid blues to deep greens and fragile pinks, tourmaline is the chameleon of the gem world. This gemstone comes in such a dazzling range of colors that its name literally means “mixed gems.” But we love it most when it’s in its unique shade of intense rosy pink.
One of the earliest reports of tourmaline was in California in 1892. Tourmaline became known as an American gem through the efforts of Tiffany gemologist George F. Kunz. However, in spite of its American roots, tourmaline’s biggest market at the time was in China. Much of the pink and red tourmaline from California was shipped to China because the Chinese Dowager Empress Tz’u Hsi was especially fond of the color.
The Chinese Empress would adore this ring with a perfectly pink pear-cut tourmaline gem captured in a swirl of scientifically-grown DiamondAura® stones. We have a feeling it will delight your Empress as well.
- 2 1/3 carats total weight
- (1)6x4mm Pear cut Pink Tourmaline, 1/3ctw
- lab-createdWhite DiamondAura Accents, 2ctw
- Rose gold-finished .925 sterling silversetting
- 2.5mm band
- Available in whole sizes 5-10
- 4 grams
Very happy eith
I am very happy with this ring.
Little Egg Harbor, nj