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Investment In Tourmaline

Generally, Real Estate, Gold, or other precious metals are entitled best for investment purposes. To earn big profits, you need to invest big. But, there are other reasonable alternatives too. Raw, uncut gems offer good returns for your investment. Tourmaline is the best option for that. You will find millions of reasons why Tourmaline crystals are considered a hedge bet.


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Here are some of the reasons:

1. Tourmaline crystals are exceptional and striking as an article of trade, as shown in the image below. Apparently, they are not as rare as diamonds; gem Tourmaline is harder to come by than amethyst or aquamarine. Tourmaline Chart

2. Lab imitation of Tourmaline is not possible, which is another good reason to invest in Tourmaline. It is mined all over the world. Sri Lanka, Brazil, Southwest Africa, South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Madagascar, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Utah, and the USA.

3. The gemstone Tourmaline is quite difficult to “colorize” than other gemstones. The multicolor effect of Tourmaline, which is also known as the Rainbow color effect, makes it special and it is available in a wide variety of colors.

Fancy Tourmaline
Tourmaline is the best replacement for Sapphires. As we all know that Sapphires are getting expensive day by day, Tourmaline is in reach and getting a hike in its price. So, this is the best time to invest in Tourmaline. If you convert a rough gemstone to a cut stone, it can significantly plus the market value of a gemstone for a sensible small investment. It’s not like that I advocate this, but this is also one of the reasons, which helps the rough gemstones to get appreciation.

Tourmaline is also getting a very good response in the market because of its rarity – both naturally and artificially. The cutting–grade pieces are of Tourmaline are harder to find in nature. Cutting stones eliminate even more material from the natural level making natural “cutters” even rarer.

The heat treatment or radiation treatment can wreck a fine bicolor Tourmaline. These processes have a propensity to lighten the color, which is often the exact opposite of what you want with Tourmaline.

Paraiba Tourmaline
                           Paraiba Tourmaline

All of this above put into the wrangle that holding raw “cutter” Tourmalines as a transitional to enduring investment is a good idea. What I recommend to you to invest, the raw stones. The reason is that it is quite easy to settle on good material from altered in the rough form – often with matrix rock attached. You can give a desired cut to the stone or left it as it is which is also appreciated. Your investment could be more effective if you buy your Tourmaline smartly. You can choose a primary source like a miner or a reasonable secondary source i.e. first – level reseller.

You can get a good supply from louse markets sometimes, but you should have to be extra assiduous while buying Tourmaline from the reseller. I suggest you spend some time researching about the stone and probe to find good dependable sources. You can start with a few small purchases to get to know the seller. And incidentally, there is another reason why I think investing in Tourmalines is a good opportunity; it is a lot of fun!

Different Size of TourmalineI believe that economic ups and downs are often, so, we should be prepared for that. I think of my own Tourmaline investment as a hedge, so if the dollar or my other investments are doing well, the price of Tourmaline may be spongy, but that is okay for me. The real investment value of Tourmaline comes into play when the dollar is down.
I found so many reasons to compare Tourmaline prices with other precious gemstones like Sapphire in the commodity market, but there are some pretty noteworthy differences, which are as follows:

  1. Tourmaline has low RI and to the extent that I know, if it is heated or nuked, a lab cannot detect this treatment. Whereas, Sapphires are almost treated, diffused, or synthesized. It is very rare to find a natural Sapphire and it is quite expensive as well.
  2. Tourmaline has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness while Sapphire is the third hardest gemstone having 9 on the Mohs scale. So, Sapphire is durable but it is not like that Tourmaline is fragile. It is less durable than Sapphire.
  3. You can find Tourmaline in large size, which is a very good reason to invest in Tourmaline and it is affordable. Sapphire is mostly found in small sizes, but if you want Sapphire in large size, then you should set your mind to pay a very good amount for that. They are quite expensive.
  4. Sapphire has a great luster and sparkle in it, but Tourmaline is also has a fine luster in it which makes it a good replacement for Sapphire.

    Tourmaline Cabs
                               Tourmaline Cabs

Tourmaline and Sapphire, both are pleochroic, which means if you move both in different directions, they can show different colors. Tourmaline has strong pleochroism than Sapphire. So, if you think that you are not able to buy Sapphire, then Tourmaline is the best replacement to wear and for investment as well.

If you are looking for the different shades of Tourmalines, Navneet Gems & Minerals Provides you a huge variety of Tourmalines colors like Wholesale Mint Green Tourmaline, Wholesale Pink Tourmaline, Wholesale Green Tourmaline, and many more. 

For more details, You can check out our page where you can find loose tourmalines in all colors. 

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