Tourmalines Rubellite is an outstandingly beautiful gemstone from
the colourful Tourmaline family. Its colours sparkle in the most
beautiful shades from red to pink.
Tourmalines are closely related gemstones which are supplied by
Nature in many different colours. The trade generally uses no
separate denominations for the individual varieties, but rather adds
the colour to the name Tourmaline, thus referring to red, green,
yellow or blue Tourmalines. But there are exceptions to this rule:
this applies especially to the red and pink stones.
Red and pink Tourmalines come in many different shades from palest
shell-pink via bold pink to a deep ruby red. But only a selected few
of these are called "Rubellite”. The name is derived from the Latin
term "rubellus” which means "reddish”. Bur Rubellites are not simply
red or pink Tourmalines. This exceptionally beautiful gemstone shows
a decisive characteristic: its steady colour in daylight and
artificial light. In fact, many gemstones change their colour
depending on the source of light. A Rubellite never changes colour:
it shines as brilliantly and clearly in daylight as in artificial
light. In contrast to this, the colour of most other pink and red
Tourmalines shows a more or less noticeable brownish hue in
Appreciated inner life
While generally coloured gemstones in good qualities are expected to
be almost free of inclusions, such imperfections are tolerated for
Rubellite, even welcomed to some extent, since they make the stone
more interesting. Of course, this assumes that the inclusions are
really tiny and do not interfere with the light refraction in the
stone, because otherwise the stone might appear dull or milky. In
any case, a Rubellite with small and fine inclusions will be more
valuable than a stone displaying clearly visible inclusions.
it is essential that the cutter bears in mind the different
distribution of colour, Rubellites are cut in various ways. The
majority of the stones are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique,
Nigeria and Pakistan. Some beautiful pink Rubellites have been
discovered in a gemstone mine in the USA.
The colour of this stone is the epitome of seduction. Its components
are red, pink and purple – the typical colour harmony representing
joy of life and lust. There is hardly another stone within the
fascinating world of gemstones which shows a comparable erotic flair.
The colour of Rubellite includes pink as well as the ambivalent
purple. These two colour components provide the perfect foil for
stressing its seductive red. Fortunately Nature supplies Rubellite
in many shades of colour, so that every woman may find the Rubellite
which perfectly suits her. She only has to find it – and this is no
easy matter at all. It gets even more difficult when you are looking
for two or more stones of the same shade. However, a woman who has
become aware of the extravagance and beauty of this gemstone will
certainly enjoy her Rubellite.