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 Post subject: New Nigerian Pink Tourmalines
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:01 pm 
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I remember when I got my start with Nomads a bit over 7 years ago, we had trays upon trays of stunning pink tourmalines from Nigeria. Fairly sized as well, with plenty of stones over 20 carats.
Then the production dropped dramatically and we couldn't get our hands on large quantities for several years.
So I'm pretty happy to see that the production is back! Many lots arrived in our office straight from Keffi, Nigeria. The material is a bit lighter in color than the old one and smaller sized as well but such is life.

A lot of the new rough is bicolor (green and pink) but unfortunately the green part isn't very attractive.

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Pink Tourmalines from Keffi, Nigeria after preshaping.


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 Post subject: Re: New Nigerian Pink Tourmalines
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Looks like lovely rough, any nice crystals to be had, what's it going for?


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 Post subject: Re: New Nigerian Pink Tourmalines
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:04 pm 
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The prices I have seen quoted seemed very high, even for tourmaline in this day and age. I wonder if photos aren't quite capturing the color--what I've seen has been nice but not reach-out-and-grab-me nice. Still, more production is always welcome news!

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