|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) / Red Rubellite - Tourmaline|
Is all red tourmaline called rubellite?
This is a very good question, but not an easy one to answer because there is no clear agreement in the gemstone business about the meaning of "rubellite". Some think the term refers to any red tourmaline; others claim it should be used only for tourmaline that is a vivid, ruby-like red color. For more information on the topic see our article on the rubellite rubric.
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