Dancing on the Wind
Pink Maine Tourmaline
& Diamond Ring
One of the purest expressions of gem color is our design “Dancing on the Wind”. Here we place center ready some of our finest gems poised above and between two brilliant Ideal high white diamonds. Center is a precision-cut emerald-cut pink Maine tourmaline from the 1972 gem find on Plumbago Mountain in Newry, Maine. In 1972 pink tourmaline was found in quantities and quality never found before or since. It can appear as though there are lots of pink Maine tourmaline based on what’s viewable on our website. The truth is it’s almost all historic inventory.
Dancing on the Wind is simply a lovely way to raise a gem up above the clouds and present it simply to the world.
A Maine Story
An American Gem
Genuine Maine Tourmaline
A major tourmaline discovery in 1972 on Plumbago Mtn in Newry, Maine cemented Maine as a significant world source of fine, high-quality tourmaline gemstones. Cross recognized the historical significance of this find and began working closely with the miners of these magnificent gems. The close partnership continues today with the ongoing story of the SparHawk tourmaline discovery.
We’ve been to the mines. We know the miners. We know the gem cutters. We guarantee our tourmaline to be from Maine and 100% natural. Cross maintains the largest collection of fine Maine tourmaline jewelry in the world.
Pink Maine Tourmaline
For nearly fifty years Maine has been known for the outstanding clarity of its pink tourmaline. Over the decades we acquired from Maine’s gem miners more tourmaline than we could sell knowing all gem finds are finite. Little has been found in the way of pinks since 1972, and while gem mining explorations continue, future supplies of pink Maine tourmaline are at this time uncertain.
Today, we have the largest collection of pink tourmaline in Maine. These tourmalines are beautiful, the color is rare. If you desire a pink from Maine a decision sooner rather than later could prove wise.
Nothing Lasts Forever
Nearly fifty years has passed since the major 1972 tourmaline find in Newry, Maine where they found 3.5 million carats of tourmaline crystals. Over the years we bought more than we sold knowing that gem finds don’t last forever. There are now colors, sizes, and shapes that are extremely rare and in some cases no longer available. If you see something you love it’s best to act quickly. There’s no guarantee another like it exists.
Case in point: In 2007 there was a find of tourmaline in Newry, Maine called Eureka Blue. People loved the color. The gems sold quick, but the find was small and the mining only lasted a few seasons. By 2013 all the large Eureka gems had sold. We still get calls from people who are now ready to buy. What they want, however, is simply no longer available. .
Gem finds are rare, especially in North America. Maine tourmaline is a piece of Maine and American history. It’s a connection to place, an exquisite creation of nature. Today, there is a rare opportunity to own a bit of Maine/American pride and heritage, in choosing a piece of Maine tourmaline jewelry.
Shop with Confidence
Since 1908, Cross Jewelers has maintained a guiding philosophy of our founder William Cross to use the very best gems and precious metals in order to create fine well-made jewelry. He also believed in putting the best most conservative price on everything he created. We continue that tradition today.
In over 100 years we’ve never had a sale. All our prices are real so you can shop online or in our store with confidence.