Home > Gemology > Gemstones > Tourmaline




TOURMALINE

Overview:

Tourmaline is a bright and beautiful gemstone that can be found in just about any color.The word "rainbow" is used figuratively to describe tourmaline. In reality, tourmaline's diversity in color is

not limited to the seven colors of the rainbow.Tourmaline can be colorless to just about any color, hue, or tone known to man. Protect tourmaline from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes.

Usage:

Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Toumaline promotes male balance.

Physical Properties:

Tourmaline

Tourmaline Birthstone

Color
pink and green
Hardness
7.5

Pink Tourmaline:Leo

Legend:

According to legend, all colors of tourmaline protect the wearer against many dangers and misfortune.

Tourmaline is the US State Gemstone of Maine. Black Bottom Tourmaline is the US State Gemstone of New York.

Occurrence:

Tourmaline is found in Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and USA (California, Connecticut, Maine, New York and Texas).