Tourmaline Gemstones

Tourmaline is an extremely popular gemstone; the name Tourmaline is derived from Turamali, which is thought to mean stone with mixed colors. Color is king for tourmaline, found in more shades and hues than any other gem. It varies in transparency and color to a substantial extent. Crystals of tourmaline may be of different colors in different portions or uniform colors throughout, which makes them appealing.

Tourmaline Gemstones

Tourmaline Description:

Tourmaline is an extremely popular gemstone; the name Tourmaline is derived from Turamali, which is thought to mean stone with mixed colors. Color is king for tourmaline, found in more shades and hues than any other gem. It varies in transparency and color to a substantial extent. Crystals of tourmaline may be of different colors in different portions or uniform colors throughout, which makes them appealing.

Tourmaline Varieties:

Buergerite, Chrom Dravite, Dravite, Elbaite, Feruvite, Foitite, Liddicoatite, Magnesio Foitite, Olenite, Povondraite, Rossmanite, Schorl, Uvite, Vanadium Dravite Enormous deposits of tourmaline are located in Afghanistan, Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Tourmaline Associations:

Chakras Depending on color
Birthstone October
Zodiac Virgo, Libra
Anniversary 8th
Hardness 7 - 7.5
Color Black, Brown, Violet, Green, Pink, or in a dual-colored pink and green and many more

Tourmaline Color:

Green and blue Tourmalines for sale are highly sought after; their hues provide the market-pleasing alternative to the deep, magnificent hue of emerald and the softer green of peridot. Paraiba Tourmalines, out of Brazil and Mozambique, is currently the most popular of this group. Watermelon Tourmaline and other tourmalines that feature two, three, or more colors have their own market. They are an exciting sub-set in the family of tourmalines. Bi, tri, and particolored tourmalines are valued based on their coloring and their cu