Mint green tourmaline is a trade name for the bright light green stones whose color is so close to the juicy leaves of fresh mint. This color is caused by the presence of iron and/or manganese in the crystal structure of the tourmaline.
Light mint, which is a pale and subdued mint green color.
Bright mint, which is a vibrant and intense mint green color.
Kelly green, which is a deep and rich mint green color.
Sage green, which is a muted and subdued mint green color.
Seafoam green, which is a pale and muted mint green color.
It's important to keep in mind that the color of the stone can appear differently depending on the lighting and the angle from which it is viewed. For example, the green may appear more yellow or blue in certain lighting conditions.
Afghanistan's Laghman region is known for producing some of the finest mint tourmalines, making it a major player in the international gemstone market. Tourmaline mining in Afghanistan can be traced back to the 1970s, and other notable sources include Brazil and Congo. However, sourcing these gemstones can be difficult and the ethical implications of mining in certain areas may be questionable.
When shopping for mint green tourmalines, it's important to consider the Four Cs:
Color: The color of green tourmalines can range from light to dark, and can vary in saturation. The most sought-after color is a rich, saturated green.
Carat: The carat weight of the tourmaline refers to its size and weight. Larger tourmalines are more valuable, but it's important to note that a higher carat weight does not always equate to better color or quality.
Clarity: Green tourmalines can have inclusions, which are natural imperfections found inside the stone. Stones with fewer inclusions are considered more valuable.
Cut: A well-cut tourmaline will have a symmetrical shape, a good balance of color, and a high level of brilliance.
Large and pure mint tourmalines are rare, and their price rises with the growing demand. The price range of mint green tourmalines is $300-600 per carat. Our collection always has mint tourmaline samples at the best prices.
Mint tourmaline is a popular choice for engagement rings due to its unique color and rarity. The minty green color of the stone can range from pale to dark and can have secondary modifying colors such as blue or yellow. This makes it a unique alternative to traditional engagement ring gemstones like diamonds or emeralds