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Cabochons out of watermelon tourmaline


Can cabochons be made out of small watermelon tourmaline crystals?
I have a few small watermelon tourmaline crystal fragments and am wondering if they could be made into cabs.

Thora in Iceland


Hi Thora!

Watermelon tourmaline is usually cut into slices to get the most weight out of the rough. If you’re ok with losing more weight, there’s no reason not to make some cabochons. I found a watermelon tourmaline cab on etsy, so it’s definitely possible!

Addison Rice
Geologist and IGS Team Member


Thanks for responding.