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1.5 Ct Tourmaline (Round)


1.5 Ct Quartz (Oval)

light red
orangey red
7.45×7.45 mm 9.93×6.62 mm
actual size
Actual size of 1.5ct Tourmaline   Actual size of 1.5ct Quartz
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Ring: Skin tone:
Ring width: 3.0 mm
Left finger image
Ring on left finger
Light Red 1.5ct Tourmaline on a ring
64 mm
Right finger image
Ring on a right finger
Orangey Red 1.5ct Quartz on a ring
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Skin tone
Ring diameter
16.9 mm
Ring width
3.0 mm
Finger length
64 mm
Ring diameter: 16.9 mm
Actual sizes of 1.5ct Tourmaline Round (7.45×7.45mm, Light Red) and 1.5ct Quartz Oval (9.93×6.62mm, Orangey Red) as they would appear on a ring and finger. Adjust the ring and finger size to get an idea of how these gemstones would look on your finger.

Where to buy?

For Tourmaline or Quartz check what Amazon has to offer. You'll usually find quite a selection from many different vendors. Worth a check. For other high quality gemstones (Rubies, Saphhires, Emeralds) and especially Diamonds, I highly recommend JamesAllen.

Face-up Size

All things being equal, Tourmaline will face-up smaller than Quartz for a given carat weight, because it has higher specific gravity (3.1 vs. 2.65 - this means it's "heavier" compared to Quartz of the same size). Face-up size also depends heavily on the proportions of the cut.

Face-up area is a measure of the size of the gem when viewed from above (as set in a ring). It tells you how big the gem is at the girdle plane.

1.5 Ct Tourmaline (Round) 1.5 Ct Quartz (Oval)
7.45×7.45 mm vs 9.93×6.62 mm
43.59 mm²   53.9 mm²
Face-up size outline
Face-up size outline
1.5ct Tourmaline Round (7.45×7.45mm)
1.5ct Quartz Oval (9.93×6.62mm)
Difference: 24% (10.31 mm²)
1.5ct Quartz Oval (9.93×6.62mm) has approx. 24% more face-up area than 1.5ct Tourmaline Round (7.45×7.45mm).

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