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Tourmaline
 
Tourmaline stands true to its name, "Tura Mali" which implies stone mixed with vibrant colors . It is one of those few gemstones which comes in a cluster of different colors.     Read More 

 
About Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a boron silicate mineral best known for its rainbow of colors. The jewel was first discovered in Sri Lanka, which is reflected in the name. "Tourmaline" was originally "turmali," or "mixed gem" in Sinhalese. The variety of colors tourmaline has to offer once lead to confusion, with green stones being mistaken for emeralds, red for rubies, and so forth.   Read More




 
History of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is said to have been discovered on the Isle of Elba. The Dietrich traced its use as decorative stones as far as 27 BC to 395 AD. According to a certain story as narrated by the Dietrich, the Archduchess Marie-Anne of Austria gifted the Duke Charles of Lorraine a decent size of tourmaline specimen to add to his collection. Tourmaline was well known to the Dutch as early as 1703.     Read More






Tourmaline the Gemstone Artisans

" The Gemstone of Artisans" - Tourmaline is a cyclosilicate mineral with a name that comes from the Sinhalese word for "mixed," turmali. Tourmalines occur in every hue of the rainbow and in more color combinations than any other gemstone. This may be why tourmalines are said to encourage artistic intuition with its many faces and moody expressions.   Read More





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