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16.14.07: Tri-Color

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  • Faceted Tri-color TourmalinePhoto courtesy of Ben Pfeiffer

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    Tri-color tourmalines come in just about every variety of color. Tri-color or multi-color tourmaline usually has 3 or more predominant colors present in the stone. Due to the fact that tourmaline are dichroic, they can appear to display many different colors all at the same time.