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Pink tourmaline: a precious gem

Pink tourmaline is a fascinating gemstone enjoying growing popularity in the world of jewelry. It is distinguished by its beautiful pink color, which varies from pale, delicate pink to intense, vibrant pink. This variety of pink shades makes it a very popular option for jewelry design. Jewellers play with this color palette to create unique and captivating pieces.

Origin of pink tourmaline

This gemstone was first discovered in 1703 by a Dutch merchant. It was faceted to maximize light refraction and thus intensify its brilliance. At the time, all the stones were thought to be rubies, but when they were examined by experts, it was discovered that they were actually tourmalines.

 

Pink tourmaline is a mineral belonging to the tourmaline family. You may be surprised to learn that this stone is mined mainly in Brazil. It is also mined in other countries such as Afghanistan, Namibia and the United States.

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Stone and its characteristics

Pink Tourmaline is a very hard gemstone (7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale), ideal for everyday jewelry. It is also highly resistant to scratches. This gemstone offers a variety of shapes, from round cut to cabochon, highlighting its brilliant color.

What makes it even more special is its pleochroism, which allows it to change pink hue depending on the angle from which it is viewed. This phenomenon adds a touch of fascination and mystery to Rose tourmaline. This makes it highly prized by jewellers and gem collectors alike.

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Pink tourmaline in jewelry

Pink tourmaline is a highly prized gemstone in jewelry thanks to its unique color and hardness. It is often used in engagement rings, pendants and earrings to add a touch of color. Many jewelers and designers incorporate the stone into their creations to design unique and spectacular pieces. Façonnier's Bouton des Auffes collection is no exception. This range includes a ring, necklace and earrings, highlighting the beauty and brilliance of this precious stone.

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