Verdelite - tourmaline green colors, this is the most common variety of the mineral tourmaline. The color palette is very wide: light green, olive green, yellow green, dark green, blue-green shades. Tourmalines and tanzanites, have optical effect, pleochroism, this means that when looking at the gem in different directions there are two main color of the gem. Very often in the green tourmalines we see the second color is blue, often trying to take advantage of dealers, giving these images a more expensive and rare indicolite (blue tourmaline). The combination of two colors in one gem makes verdelite very attractive for jewelry.
The main deposits of green tourmaline:
Verdelite often found in nature in the form of large and pure crystals, so the main determinant of prices for verdelite in addition to the size and purity of the color. Dark green color, generally the least effective and their cost does not exceed$ 100 per carat. Bright green with blue, gold colors are valued much higher, the cost of such tourmalines of high quality jewellery ranges from $300-700 per carat.
Most expensive varieties of green tourmalines
Chrome tourmaline is a tourmaline whose green color is due to chromium, the element responsible for the green color of emeralds and the red color of rubies. Chromium-containing tourmalines are incredibly rare in nature and have a deep rich green color, these colors are found in top emeralds and cavit (tsavorite).
Lagoon tourmaline is a trade name; the color of these tourmalines is very complex, incorporating from the color of young leaves with glimpses of yellow-green sunlight to the emerald hues of deep water.
Mint tourmaline is the trade name for a bright light green stone whose color is so close to the juicy leaves of fresh mint. It is a special shade, it is mesmerizing and can be enjoyed for a long time while watching the game of golden-green flashes.