This gorgeous pink tourmaline is a rich deep “bubblegum” pink color. The gem rough this was cut from was sourced from the famous Tourmaline Queen Mine in Pala, California. Gems from the Tourmaline Queen are very rare and difficult to find as the mine has been closed for nearly 35 years. Mine owner Ed Swoboda retained a small amount of gem rough from that time and this gem was faceted from some of his supply. The gem weighs 6.71 carats and measures 18.6 x 8.5 x 7.0 mm. It’s moderately included, but the intense color more than compensates, and its priced very affordably as a result.