Tourmaline Pendants have a variety of exciting colours in
any of the gemstone group. Crystal tourmalines have inclusions and fractures
and can be deeply rich in colour and clear.
The colours are basically all shades and tints, so are ideal
Tourmaline has the phenomenon of different colours appearing
when they are viewed from different directions and angles.
After the stones have been cut and polished and to improve
the colour of Tourmaline, they are irradiated, and heat treated.
Tourmaline gemstones shares the birthstone for October with
Opal. It is also considered the gemstone
for an eighth wedding anniversary.
Tourmalines are very highly accepted for its affordability,
quality and colour.
Bicolour and tricolour Tourmalines were given its name
because of the length of its crystal that has a whole lot of different colours.
Tourmaline colours are as below:-(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Indicolite - Blue
Chrome - intense green colored by chromium/vanadium
Bi-color- tourmalines which display two or more colors in
the same stone
Watermelon - bi-colour tourmalines which show a green skin
and a red core, there are often cut as slices
Canary - bright yellow tourmaline from Malawi
Paraiba- intense blue to green from Paraiba, Brazil, colored
Cat’s eye - chatoyant tourmaline in a variety of colour.
Color change - changes from green in daylight to red in
According to history, Brazil is the main source of tourmaline
for over 500 years.
Tourmalines were also discovered and mined in Nigeria,
United States, Tanzania, Pakistan, Namibia, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Sri
There was a carving of Alexander the Great in India
around 200-300 B.C which confirms that Tourmaline were known in the
Mediterranean in ancient times.
Interestingly the largest tourmaline was featured in
the Guinness World Records weighing at 191.87 carats. It is a great gift idea
for those born in the month of October and the official gemstone for the 8th
The last Chinese Empress Dowager loved pink Tourmaline
and collected throughout her life. On her death her head was laid on a carved
pink Tourmaline pillow along with her many gemstones and jewelry.
There are numerous metaphysical properties of the
Tourmaline varieties. Generally it is said to help mend a heart full of sorrow
and pain. It promotes love, balances the emotions and wanes unsettling outlook.
In relativity to relationships, it promotes positive emotions, allows
self-understanding and knowledge of ones self-ability to love again, helps
overcome past trauma, initiate compassion, insight and discernment with others
and encourages a flexible and impartial mindset.
Pink Tourmaline can help the wearer overcome feeling
of anxiety, terror and overcome the inner negativity. For healers, this can
improve empathy, consideration and listening towards others.
Watermelon Tourmaline can support resolution and
compromise. Helpful for those who are quick to anger and need to be more
kind-heartedness and understanding.
Blue Tourmaline is a good protective stone and helps
the wearer attain their goals.
Black Tourmaline deters negativity and provides the
wearer the wisdom and strength to overcome.
Red Tourmaline promotes love, desire, happiness,
kindness, honesty and commitment.
Physically it is said to heal issues related to the
whole leg, the spine, muscles, immune system, the heart, intestines and the
The astrological sign for Tourmaline is Libra. It is
the birthstone for those born in the month of October. Tourmaline is also for
the root or base chakra.