[Source] Pink tourmaline

I am in need for a 8mm hot pink tourmaline?

Thank you,

When you say 8mm I assume you mean round. Most quality tourms are not
cut in round but oval or emerald so consider this as an option. And
when you say hot pink as I believe hot pink to be you may want be
more specific since the term itself is subjective. Is it size or
carat weight you seek? What is your clients budget? As I assume you
know, a brilliant hot pink tourm. can be expensive. What about
treatments, inclusions, origin (if that matters), etc.? What about
spinel or sapphire if it’s color your looking for?

When you say 8mm I assume you mean round. Most quality tourms are
not cut in round but oval or emerald so consider this as an option. 

There should be no problem getting a round tourmaline. Call Schorr
Marketing, 805-9669966. I have been working with Dan a for about 25
years. Sapphire, ruby, tavorite, ect. Member of AGTA. Quality and

Richard Hart


I am in need of an 8mm round, hot or vibrant pink colored stone.

I thought of a tourmaline because it would be much less expensive
than a sapphire. Spinel, possibly but I have never seen a hot pink

My customer does not want a pale pink or pretty pink, but a vibrant
pink that screams “wow”.

If anyone has any other suggestions for a gorgeous pink stone in an
8mm round, I am all ears, inclusions are fine, color treatment is
certain, origin, don’t care…price?..less is better.


Hi Laurie,

I have a couple 8.1mm pink tourmalines, round and a cushion, but the
color hot pink is something you have to decide when you see the
gemstones because one persons hot pink may not be hot pink to someone
else. You may find these by visiting my website www.bestcutgems.com,
then click on the colors tab, then click on pink and it will show you
all of my pink These are all custom faceted, one of a kind

Linda McMurray G.G., A.J.P (GIA)
Best Cut Gems

Hi Laurie,

If price is an issue, why not try a hot pink topaz. I’ve bought some
gorgeous hot pink topaz for reasonable prices. They seem to cost in
the same price range as amethyst and peridot and the like, but topaz
has a Moh’s hardness rating of 8 so is quite durable.


I second the recommendation for Dana Schorr. He carries a wide range
of colored stones in varying prices and has some beautiful, rare and
unusually colored schorrmarketing.com

We hosted a colored stone roundtable with Dana last weekend and he
had some stones that really knocked my socks off!

Bonnie Cooper


The hot pink topaz is not a natural stone; it is artificially
colored. natural pink topaz is very rare and very expensive, while
the treated pink borders on junk. Actually, it is a simulant, in the
same class as glass, as its composition is quite altered.

If anyone is going to consider using such material, they might as
well consider the hot pink synthetic corundum (laser rod). At least
it is a true synthetic rather than a simulant.


Hi Wayne,

I knew that pink topaz is treated but I was wrongly informed and was
lead to belief it was heat treated. My mistake. I have since found
out that it is a mere surface coating, rendering it, as you say junk.
Oh well, I’ll read up more thoroughly next time.

I do like this humble pie - I do have to eat rather a lot of it :slight_smile:


Hello all,

Thank you to Richard and Bonnie for recommending Schorr Marketing in
regards to a pink tourmaline I was in search of. After speaking to
Dan today, I am confident one of the two stones is sending me will
be perfect for my customer. Best of all, I have a new supplier.

Thanks also to Linda at Bet Cut Gems, I looked at the stones you
offered but non really fit the bill, perhaps next time.

Again, thanks to all who imputed.

Thank you to Richard and Bonnie for recommending Schorr Marketing
in regards to a pink tourmaline 

This feels like a twilight zone episode. After Richard and Bonnie
posted their plugs for the Schorr Marketing, I went to their website.
What I noticed is that website does not display prices, and provide
on what kind of treatment, the gems were subjected to.
There is no to the gemstones grade as well. Pictures are
sub-par. There is no way to form the judgement of the quality based
on pictures. So I sent them an email enquiring about it, and I am
still waiting for a response.

Reading another plug for them, does feel kind of strange.
Reporting from Twilight Zone,

Leonid Surpin.

I have worked with Dana, Schorr Marketing for over 20 years, he is=
an AGTA member.

The are requirements to being an AGTA member. He is totally honest
and ethical.

I graduated from G.I.A. in 1977 and specialize in colored gems. I do
not know details, but I know Dana has been involved in either owning
mines or very close to the source for some material, and he was
having the material cut. You should know that websites can be an
indicator, not the product. Please reread what was written, as I have
found what was written to be accurate. He is always my first call for
gem quality.

Richard Hart, twilight zone is fine


I know there are many well respected and reputable gem dealers that
don’t even have web sites. So I don’t think that any web site, or
lack thereof, should be an indicator of sub-par quality or unethical

Richard and I were both speaking of first-hand knowledge of Dana’s
product. I met with Dana just under two weeks ago and saw about 150
of his gems. He presented them to our clients in a round-table style
gem show, providing source and full treatment
disclosure. I also am a GIA graduate and know quality when I see it.
Many of his stones are cut by an award-winning cutter here in the
states and he has many rare and unusually colored stones that you
just don’t see very often.

Bonnie Cooper