A spectacular slice from a large tourmaline shows a cranberry red rind, bright pink just inside, and a yellowish green center. Although this beautiful specimen most likely isn't destined for faceting, it helps illustrate areas of a gem that could be subject to stress. Ambositra District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar. © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.
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|Natural or man made||Natural|
|Origin details||Ambositra District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province|