Tourmaline

Hardness 7 - 7.5
Birthstone October
Anniversary 8th
Metaphysical Known for promoting creativity, love and calming energy.

One of the widest color ranges of any gem

First discovered in Brazil, 1500’s and can now be found in Brazil, California, Maine, Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Madagascar.

Types of Tourmaline

Multi-colored: Watermelon, Parti-colored, Liddicoatite

Cat’s-eye 

Greens: Chrome and Verdelite

Reds: Rubelite

Blues: Paraiba and Indicolite

The first tourmalines discovered in Brazil during the 1500’s by conquistadors were green and thought to be emeralds.

Shakespeare was known to have a collection of tourmaline to help him overcome writers block.

Wash in warm soapy water. Use caution with steamer and ultrasonic.

Tourmaline Jewelry