What an incredible find this is for me or any gem collector....a once in a lifetime find!
Once in a blue moon I've come across Afghan tourmaline in the past but always in small quantities and always in petite sizes as the material is very scarce. These are incredibly large nuggets in the very coveted shade of pastel pink as Afghan tourmaline is known for its delicate color. Afghan Tourmaline pockets tend to be relatively small in size and as a result consistency in color & quality is a rarity....making these extremely rare collectable gems!
Due to political unrest and the fact that Afghan Tourmaline is exhumed from primary deposits and as a result mining costs are considerably higher due to dynamite expenditures and traveling expenditures to get to remote mining areas thus commanding top dollar. Even without the info I've provided, just looking at these awe inspiring gems you should be able to tell by their luminous luster, their size and to die for color.... like nothing you've laid eyes upon that they are EXTREMELY RARE!
With that said, there is a total of 176.85 carats of the finest natural gemstones with accents of 22k solid gold beads with the gems ranging in size from the smallest(not small at all for Afghan tourmaline) at 10mm x 9mm to the largest at a jaw dropping 17.5mm x 14mm! At a length of 18.25" the necklace is finished with a lovely 20k solid gold toggle closure.
Matching 14.35ct earrings shown reserved for the purchase of this necklace upon request at a discount of 50% for $575.
This is an excellent price for this collectable gem, heirloom quality necklace with lots of precious metal......gold prices being what they are today and just the simple fact of having one of Mother Natures finest works of art that will surely bring you countless years of enjoyment!
Necklace will arrive in a keepsake rosewood storage case.
Item ID: #396
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