Hi all I am geologist involved in a group of friends who have discovered a sizeable patch of tourmalines in Australia. Mainly greens, blues and some purple. Lots of nicely terminated crystals up to 10cm long and no inclusions in many of them. Some look like high value stones as seen on various gem selling websites. So the next step is we would like to have them cut. It looks like we can mine quite a lot of these Therefore has anyone any recommendations on whether we should send these overseas to be cut. Say Sri Lanka or Thailand. I am happy for any type of input as I am new to gems.
Anything comparable to paraiba in blue I have clients. I also deal directly with one of the owners of La Pita Emerald Mine in Colombia. We are serious.