The recently discovered deposit of Rubellite from Karibib, Namibia are non-gemmy crystals with a rich pink colour in a white quartz matrix associated to purple vermiculite and schist.
Tourmaline Group comprises trigonal borosilicate’sof the cyclosilicate superclass. The first use of the name tourmaline dates to 1794 by Richard Kirwan. Rubellite is the name given to a pink to red coloured member of the group which is rich in Li and mostly Fe+Mg free.
Natural Rubellite Pink Tourmaline with Lepidolite Specimen
Locality = Namibia
Grade = Very Good Grade
Size = 67 - 108 mm | 2.6 - 4.3 inch
Each crystal that comes out of the ground is unique in its own way, you will never find two the same, this does mean that colours, shapes and sizes vary and by nature crystals do have imperfections.