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…
Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Green Maine Tourmaline: 1.35 carat (8.1×8.1×7.8mm Trillion)
Diamonds: 25 = .22 carat total weight
Size: 3/4″ (top of bail to bottom of necklace)
Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold
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He was a collector of exquisite Maine gems from the western mountains of Maine. He’s spent 40 years studying, sorting, gathering, and acquiring the best of the best. Years later after he passed away, we bought the best of his Maine tourmaline collection. This is a choice triangular cut gem. Cutters can’t explain why triangle cut shapes in green tourmaline out sparkle, outshine, out show in dazzling brilliance better than any other cut…when cut right, they just do.
When we finished this piece our shop foreman said, “You’re going to love this one.” I took a look. All I could say was wow!
We put a halo of high white tiny diamonds around the perimeter with an articulated diamond bail at the top, set as a handmade all 14K yellow gold necklace. An 18-inch chain places the necklace 2-inches from her heart.
I wish “D” had acquired a dozen green Maine tourmaline just like this one. Nature just doesn’t offer up her finest in quantity. Yes, there’s just one.
Maine Tourmaline, A Maine Story
An American Gem
First discovered in 1820 and in subsequent finds over the years, these early discoveries put Maine on the world map as a source for high-quality tourmaline gems. A major discovery in 1972 on Plumbago Mountain in Newry, Maine established Maine as a significant world source of fine 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 discoveries in Maine’s western mountains.
We go to Maine’s gem mines. We know the miners. We know the gem cutters. We guarantee our tourmaline to be from Maine and is 100% natural. Cross maintains the largest collection of fine Maine tourmaline jewelry in the world.
Window of Opportunity
Fifty years have 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 gem like this one 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 quickly, but the find was small and the mining only lasted a few seasons. Within three years of the discovery, all the large Eureka gems had sold. We still get calls from people who are now ready to buy. What they want, however, simply no longer exists from that find in 2007.
Gem finds are rare, especially in North America. Maine tourmaline is a piece of Maine and American history, it’s a connection to a place we all love, an exquisite creation of nature. Today, there is a rare opportunity to own a bit of Maine/American pride and heritage, and history in choosing a piece of Maine tourmaline.
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